Prosa der Verhältnisse #21

Prosa der Verhältnisse #21

»Jeder soll von da, wo er ist, einen Schritt näher kommen. Fragen nach Gott«

On his father’s death bed, someone makes a promise: namely to pass on his understanding of his Islamic religion to his daughter. After the funeral he talks of God. He takes his daughter’s questions with him into his day and answers them while she’s at school. Night after night they talk about eternity, the black light, the centre of the world and much more.Deniz Utlu in conversation with Navid Kermani on his new book, Jeder soll von da, wo er ist, einen Schritt näher kommen. Fragen nach Gott (Everyone should come, from where they are, a step closer: Questions about
God), which approaches, with amazement, openness and enchantment, the fundamental topics of religion: life and death, impermanence and eternity. 

Illustration © LEYLA SEHAR

Die Literaturreihe Prosa der Verhältnisse findet in Kooperation mit der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung statt

By and with
Navid Kermani
Curated and presented by
Deniz Utlu
Text samples read by
Abak Safaei-Rad