THURSDAY OKTOBER 13, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Alte Seifenfabrik Lauterach/
Old Soap Factory, Lauterach
12 EUR, register at 05574 680217


After the successful opening of the Conversation Culture Series with Dr. Hannes Androsch, Conversation Culture in Lauterbach will continue in October.

This time we will be welcoming Susanne Ayoub. She will read from her book “Der Edelsteingarten” (The Jewel Garden), show excerpts from the film, and then engage in conversation with Dr. Franz Josef Köb.

Susanne Ayoub is an Austrian-Iraqi author, journalist, and filmmaker. The story of “The Jewel Garden” is based on the life stories of Susanne Ayoub’s parents. The novel takes place in Baghdad and Vienna, and the protagonists move in the area of tension between two different cultures and religions.


Susanne Ayoub was born in Baghdad. At the age of six she fled with her mother to Vienna, went to a Catholic boarding school, and later, at her father’s wish, she converted to the Islamic faith. Today Susanne Ayoub lives in Vienna. She has been awarded many prizes for her works.

Become part of a great family story that confronts the question of how foreign, or how at home, one is in a particular country, and what it feels like to live between two cultures and religions. A topic that will probably never lose its relevance, especially in our times.

The Conversation Culture Series is a cooperation between the market town of Lauterbach and the “Ländlebuch” bookstore.


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