Time: 11:15 - 12:00
Location: Olav H. Hauge
The most difficult surname in the community
As a child, journalist Yohan Shanmugaratnam was unaware that a local librarian practised spelling his surname so that he would not feel different. Nevertheless, he later came to experience the racism which many Norwegians deny exists.
In his book Vi puster fortsatt, he talks about growing up with Norwegian snow, how frightened he was after 22 July and what Black Lives Matter means to him. The author will be interviewed by pupils.
Topical book: Vi puster fortsatt (Manifest, 2020)
This event will be in Norwegian.
The event will be repeated at 12.15 in Auditoriet.
Both events are for invited lower secondary school pupils only (the events will be streamed).