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How Literature Changes the World

Winternacht 1 -

Indonesian Lily Yulianti Farid and Egyptian Abeer Soliman both have a dream. Abeer Soliman is a writer, blogger and storyteller She wants to breathe new life in the 'old' art of narration, as well as fight traditional ideas in Egyptian society about the role of women. Lily Yulianti Farid is a writer and journalist. By means of literature and the performing arts she wants to make Indonesian women aware of their subordination. Paul van der Gaag talks to the writers about the question whether literature and art can change society and how high our hopes may be. In English.