Prosa der Verhältnisse #23

Prosa der Verhältnisse #23

In the autofictional anthology Yeni Yeşerenler, author and queer activist Duygu Ağal uses short stories, essays and diary entries to create wafting, pulsating spaces of reflection about growing up and being.

The texts oscillate not only between fact and fiction, but also between Turkish and German. Dialogues, diary entries, accounts of experiences and expressionistic character reflections lead the characters and readers gently but deeply into a thematic thicket of meditative questions about identity and society.

In the 23rd edition of the series Prosa der Verhältnisse, Deniz Utlu and Duygu Ağal talk about multidimensional representation, limits and freedoms of autofictional narration and the extent to which present and past conditions are reflected in it. 


The series Prosa der Verhältnisse is a contribution to the poetology of resistance. Whether through fictional, biographical or essayistic prose, social novels or science fiction: in literary conversations Deniz Utlu and the authors examine the political context of the texts. They talk about how the circumstances of the present time influence the form, content of their writing, and their aesthetics. For in what can and cannot be told and in the way we tell stories, the conditions of our present are reflected.

The literature series Prosa der Verhältnisse takes place in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. 

By and with
Duygu Ağal
Curated and presented by
Denİz Utlu