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Where you come from

based on the novel by Saša Stanišić

in German
[recommended for ages 15 and up]

»Where you come from« is set in a village where only thirteen inhabitants remain, a country that no longer exists today and a divided family that is mine. »Where you come from« is a book about my homelands, both remembered and imagined. A book about language and shame, settling in and getting by, luck and death. 

Saša Stanišić lived in Heidelberg from 1992 until 2004. As a teenager, he lived in Emmertsgrund and went to the Internationale Gesamtschule Heidelberg (International Comprehensive School). He covers this time in his novel that received the German Book Price in 2019: He describes growing up in Germany in the 1990ies during the Yugoslav Wars. After a successful stage adaptation, »Where you come from« now finally conquers the big stage of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg.

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