"Gott ist nicht schüchtern (City of Jasmine)" - A Reading by Olga Grjasnowa
October 23, 2019
UMass Amherst Campus
The writer Olga Grjasnowa reads from her latest novel, Gott ist nicht schüchtern (Aufbau Verlag, 2017), which has been translated in English as City of Jasmine (Oneworld, 2019). The reading will be in German, with the English translation projected. From the Oneworld site: "Amal, Hammoudi and Youssef are young and ambitious, the face of modern Syria. But when civil war tears through their homeland, they are left with a horrifying choice: risk death by staying in the country they love, or flee in search of a new life elsewhere?"