video : Lybian author Muhanned Bennana in conversation with Annelies Verbeke

15.09.2020
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Muhanned Annelies
"I don't believe anymore that fiction can save me."
Muhanned Bennana

Muhanned Bennana is a young Lybian journalist and prose writer who had to flee his country and found refuge in Ghent. In 2019 he was invited for a short writing residency at Passa Porta, where he worked on a first English-language prose text with the support of the Literary Europe Live project. On 28 August 2020 he came to see us again at Passa Porta during a Summer aperitif with his friend the Flemish author Annelies Verbeke, who advised him during the writing process.

Read Muhanned’s text “What is My Place?” in English, French or Dutch, under the video.

"My mistakes are the salt of my texts."
Muhanned Bennana
15.09.2020