When I was a child in Istanbul, the first European word I heard was 'deux-pièces'. Every Monday my parents went to the Teyvare Sinemasi cinema. Its name means Flugzeugkino. That cinema showed European films only.....'What are you going to wear?' they asked each week. One day my mother replied, `I´m going to wear my deux-pièces.´ `What´s that, mother?´ I asked, `What does deux-pièces mean?´. `Deux-pièces means deux-pièces,´ my mother answered.
Emine Sevgy Özdamar: Gastgesichter (guest faces)
The opening event for the ZiF-Konferenz 2014 will be a reading by Emine Sevgi Özdamar, seeing Europe from an interior and exterior perspective, that of a curious child and that of a grown-up European.
Emine Sevgy Özdamar was born in Turkey in 1946. She is an actress and has been living in Berlin since 1986 as a freelance writer. For her work she has received numerous awards.