Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Price: 190/80 (student)
Many books have been published in the last couple of years about being adopted into Scandinavian countries. While some do not think about their biological origins, others who do have neither felt at home in the country they grew up in, nor in the country of their birth – they speak of a “a vacuum”. They also speak of the racism that they have experienced throughout their entire lives, even from close family.
One of the first books on the theme was Hun er vred – Et vidnesbyrd om transnasjonal adoption (She is angry – Testimony on transnational adoption), published in 2014 by Danish author Maja Lee Langvad. The book was also translated into Korean. The title of Brynjulf Jung Tjønn’s poetry collection Kvit norsk mann (White Norwegian man) is the answer to the question adults ask children: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”.
In conversation with author Anne Bitsch, they speak in more detail about transnational adoption.
The event will be in Norwegian.