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Shumona Sinha

from Jul 1, 2016 – Nov 30, 2016

Shumona Sinha
  • Country: France
  • Born: 1973
  • Latest publication: Erschlagt die Armen! (Nautilus, 2015 – übersetzt von Lena Müller) (frz. Assommons les pauvres! éditions de l’Olivier, 2011)
    Calcutta (éditions de l'Olivier, 2014)
    Fenêtre sur l’Abîme (éditions de La Différence, 2008)

“Indeed, even mentioning the word ‘poverty’ was forbidden. A more noble reason was needed, one that justified political asylum. Neither poverty nor the vengeful nature that was destroying their country could justify their exile, their desperate hope for life. No law allowed them to enter this land of Europe if they were unable to provide political or religious grounds and show the visible marks of persecution on their bodies. So they had to hide the truth and forget it and invent a new one.” From Assomons les Pauvres! (Kill the Poor!)

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