Babylon

Depending on your point of view, Babylon is either the cradle of modern civilisation or a symbol of depravity. After his armies have conquered the world, King Emmerkar wants to build a tower that reaches up into the heavens as a symbol of his power. But he has ignored the gods who feel threatened by his plan and argue about how to respond to this supreme example of human arrogance. They decide on an unorthodox solution: Instead of destroying their creations in the blink of an eye, they decide to turn a uniform, homogenous Babylonian state into a diverse community with a multitude of voices. Its people are forced completely to reorganise how they live together.

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu (born in 1964 in Bolu, Anatolia) grew up in Germany and studied Art and Human Medicine in Kiel. His first novel Kanak Sprak appeared in 1995 followed by numerous other novels and short stories. Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel ...

Plays by Feridun Zaimoglu

Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel (born in 1958 in Neumünster) has worked as a poster gluer, long distance lorry driver and drinking bottle sorter. He gave up his Physics degree to run his own bookshop in Kiel where he has lived as a freelance writer since 199 ...

Plays by Günter Senkel






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