Doch die Träume blieben in Afrika. Stefanie Zweig

ISBN: 9783404920464

Published: May 1st 2000


334 pages


Doch die Träume blieben in Afrika.  by  Stefanie Zweig

Doch die Träume blieben in Afrika. by Stefanie Zweig
May 1st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 334 pages | ISBN: 9783404920464 | 7.25 Mb

Zweig is best known for her autobiographical novel, Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa, 1998), based on her early life in Kenya, which was filmed and won an Oscar in 2002 for Best Foreign Film.[1] Her family, being Jewish, fled Nazi Germany, for Africa.

They went from an urban life in Breslau (now Wrocław) to a farm in Kenya in 1938 when she was five. She attended an English boarding school while there.[2] In 1941, the family received a postcard from her grandmother saying We are very excited, we are going to Poland tomorrow, which implied Auschwitz. Zweig has returned to Kenya twice since leaving in 1947 at the age of 15. She found the farm had been destroyed.Her teenage years in Germany were recounted in the autobiographical novel Irgendwo in Deutschland (Somewhere in Germany).

Her father was given work as a judge in post-World War II West Germany, partly because there was no need to denazify him.Her first African novel was Ein Mund voll Erde (A Mouth Full of Earth) in 1980. It won several awards, and describes an infatuation with a Kĩkũyũ boy.She had a long career as an arts editor on a Frankfurt tabloid. In later life, she began writing childrens literature and then began her novels.

Although she is a best-selling author in German, she is not well known in the English-speaking world, except for Nowhere in Africa.

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