They live and create in Germany, writing about the “new world”, a world with intense inter-cultural elements, where literature can take a leading role in the recognition and appreciation of the intellectual work of the people, making another contribution towards world understanding and peace. Besides, this was one of the strong motives behind the establishment of the Society of Greek Writers in Germany in 2006.
Since then, the Society, with more than 30 members (with Petros Markaris and Demetris Nollas, as honorary members), organize literary readings, even in schools, whereby through the presentation of excerpts, the opportunity is given to discuss issues of general education and literacy. The issues of xenophobia and recognition of migrant rights are included in this framework and have preoccupied intensely the members of the Society.
The Society, proceeds today in the publication of a bilingual anthology of short stories written by members of the Society, entitled “In eternal motion”, on the occasion of 50 years of Greek presence in Germany.
This bilingual anthology will be released this autumn by the new publishing house “Grossenwahn Verlag Frankfurt Am Main”, of the Vice President of the Society, Sevastos Sampsounis, and will be presented in this year’s International Book Fair in Frankfurt.
Source: ANA – MPA