Embraces stereotypes. • His work risks affirming stereotyped images of a minority , refuses to be merely a means of mediating between two. and the ethnolect Kanak Sprak to some early 20th century German Jews’ revalu- , Turkish-German author Feridun Zaimoģlu introduced Kanak Sprak. Kanak Sprak, a collection of reportages by the Turkish-German author Feridun Zaimoglu issued in , suggests two considerations: on the one hand on the.
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I gotta say, I had a lot of expectations for this and they weren’t exactly fulfilled. The thing that throws me the most about this is how it’s situated right at the border of journalistic writing and prose. I had to remind myself over and over again that this is not what the people actually said or at least how they said it – it’s how Zaimoglu interpreted that. And I’m not sure if I l Phew, this book singlehandedly halted my reading progress for over a month even though it’s less than pages.
And I’m not sure if I like it. Zaimoglu attempted to “translate” his interviewees’ speech into a kind of modern slang – which was modern in the s and thus very hard to relate to these days. All the time I was just thinking how I’d really rather know what they actually said. That’s not the point of this book, but I couldn’t help but think that anyway. The interviews were also rather similar and got old pretty quickly.
While there were some differences between the style, the content was incredibly similar. Even though the interviewees sounded diverse on paper, they actually had pretty much the same opinions on everything and talked about very similar things, which just feels like Zaimoglu didn’t do a particularly good job of selecting them.
I’m disappointed because I had high hopes for this experimental immigrant lit thing and then I had to slug through it at a snail’s pace because the interviews are just so same-y and depressing.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m really glad this book exists, but I just wish it was better. Or maybe I’m being unfair. This book is very much rooted in the time it was made and thus got dated very quickly. It’s hard to relate to it when you haven’t experienced the society it talks about. Of course xenophobia is still real as fuck. Especially the language makes this book seem very far away. Jan 30, Jenn rated it it was ok Shelves: As a non native speaker of German this book was very difficult to understand.
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Born in Turkey, Zaimoglu migrated with his parents to Germany in He is a poet and visual artist, and his central themes are the problems of the second and third generation of Turkish immigrants to Germany.
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