Archive for January, 2010

14. Weibelfeldschule, Dreieich, 27.01.2010: Bilinguale Lesungen “Islands are places, far from land”

January 28, 2010

Dank an das Bibliothekteam für die Moderation.

Dank an Frau Dr. Heike Lenz-Uffmann für die Vorbereitung der Klassen.

Dank vor allem an die Schüler der XII. und VII. Klassen für ihre zahlreichen Fragen und für reges Interesse an Geschichten.

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13. Hessentag 2009: Carl-von-Weinberg-Schule, Frankfurt am Main, 10. Sept. 2009

January 13, 2010

Lesung mit Anant Kumar:

Im Rahmen der Hessisch-Sächsischen Literaturtage war der Kasseler Schriftsteller Anant Kumar am 10.09.09 in unserer Schule.

Schüler der Jahrgangsstufen 10 und 12 konnten eine Lesung aus seinen Büchern hautnah miterleben und mit ihm diskutieren. Insgesamt eine tolle Erfahrung und eine seltene Gelegenheit, Literatur auch von der Seite der Literaturschaffenden zu erfahren.

Bildergalerie:

http://www.carl-von-weinberg-schule.de/jsp/epctrl.jsp%3Bjsessionid=92C81794B94B7E9F91F547437B44F591?con=CVWS000223&cat=CVWS000000&mod=CVWS000000&pri=CVWS

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xii. Papa and Oranges

January 13, 2010

Papa and Oranges

Maybe my father had something against oranges. Maybe, because he never expressed his disinterest for the yellow juicy fruits to us, Mother and children. In any case, he never brought home oranges. Instead, apples and bananas were heaped in the kitchen. That these two, that is to say apples and bananas, were his favorite, we children knew.

We had a large private garden for vegetables and fruit in that little East Indian town of Motihari. In it grew all sorts of seasonal vegetables, and on the edge of the field numerous banana trees were planted. In the hot monsoon region no apples grow, after all. They come from the northern Himalayas, where the climate is more temperate and the land is hillier.

(This is an excerpt. Translator: Dr. Marilya Veteto Reese, Northern Arizona University, AZ)

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INTERMEZZO

Schreibwerkstatt mit Anant Kumar

Literatur in uns:

Meine Freude – Meine Trauer

http://www.hss-homberg.de/contents/schulleben/schreibwerkstattcontent.html

(Die Impressionen)

Hermann-Schafft-Schule, Homberg/Efze

12. Albert-Schweitzer-Schule, Offenbach, 24. Juni 2009

January 13, 2010

Anant Kumar: Bilingual lecture – zweisprachige Dichterlesung

http://www.albert-offenbach.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=238:anant-kumar-bilingual-lecture–zweisprachige-dichterlesung&catid=3:news&Itemid=120

On Wednesday, 24th June 2009, a bilingual lecture was given  by Anant Kumar at Albert-Schweitzer-School in the old gym. There were about 25 people from classes 10 and 12 who came to see him.

Mr. Kumar is a well-known Indian writer but in 1991 he came to Germany to study German language and literature. He writes his stories and poems in German but some of them are translated into English.

The presentation started at 3 pm and he began by asking us what kind of books we liked and didn’t like. Some answered they liked thrillers and fast-moving stories, others liked books with geelings like in a romance.

He started out with a poem about a disco in Köln and its antosphere. Later he read a short story from his book “India I: Sweet”. It was called “Papa and the oranges”. It is about a boy from India and his dad. The boy loves oranges but at home he just gets apples and bananas. His father is against oranges so the boy hardly ever gets any “fruity” oranges.

This story is written so well that you could be entertained for hours. Mr. Kumar has a great reading technique. Afterwards he asked whether we liked the story. Most of the studets were fascinated but one guy said he thought it was boring because there was no real storyline in it.

Then Mr. Kumar read another story about a dog. This was a really short one but very funny. He told us that every audience had laughed at it, too, but not the Indians. They didn’t understand this kind of humour because of their different culture and religion.

At last he read a longer story about a thief who wanted to stop stealing and start a normal life. But after some days he failed and started to steal again. When he died he was judged by the Indian gods. After a big discussion athe gids decided he had to get a hard punishment but the highest god answered that he had to get a new life and brought him back to the earth. We talked about the reasons but you could give many reasons as an answer. The Indians felt angry with this story, too. How could Vishnu (the god) let the thief get away with a new life? Other audiences, however, liked the story.

Now, at the end, we asked Anant Kumar some questions about his life, language and literary achievement and other things having to do with his multicultural experiences. He let us look into his books and those of us who wanted to were able to buy some.

By Patricia Cancer and Marco Tukic, 10 c

XI. Der Mond und seine Langeweile, ein Märchen- und Malbuch, Epla-Verlag, Ganderkesee 2009

January 13, 2010

11. Europäische Schule Karlsruhe: Tag der offenen Tür: Märchenlesungen in deutscher und englischer Sprache, 25. April 2009

January 13, 2010

http://www.eskar.org/pdf/TOTlesung.pdf

X. Papa und Orangen

January 13, 2010

Papa und Orangen

Mein Vater hatte ja vielleicht etwas gegen die Orangen. Vielleicht, weil er uns, Mutter und Kindern, nie ausdrücklich sein Desinteresse an den gelben saftigen Früchten geäußert hatte. Jedenfalls brachte er nie Orangen mit nach Hause. Stattdessen türmten sich in der Küche Äpfel und Bananen auf. Dass die beiden, das heißt Äpfel und Bananen, seine Lieblinge waren, wussten wir Kinder.

Wir hatten einen großen Hausgarten für Gemüse und Obst in jener ostindischen Kleinstadt Motihari. Darin wuchs jede Menge saisonalbedingtes Gemüse, und am Rande des Feldes waren zahlreiche Bananenbäume gepflanzt. In der heißen Monsungegend wachsen ja keine Äpfel. Sie kommen aus dem nördlichen Himalaja, wo das Klima gemäßigter und der Boden hügeliger ist.

(Ein Auszug aus: Die uferlosen Geschichten, Wiesenburg Verlag, Schweinfurt 2003)

 

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10. Stauffenberg Schule, Frankfurt am Main, Dezember 2008

January 13, 2010

Klasse X, Stauffenberg Schule, Frankfurt am Main 2008


IX. Wolfram Eicke und Anant Kumar

January 13, 2010

Der famose Kinderbuchautor und Liedermacher Wolfram Eicke  im Gespräch mit Anant Kumar.

9. Schullesungen Seelow, 26. Juni 2008

January 13, 2010

 

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