Das Bild der zornigen jungen Frau in Fatma Aydemirs Debütroman "Ellbogen"

  • Fatma Aydemir is a young German journalist and her first novel Ellbogen (Ellbow) had an amazing success. It’s the story of four young women immigrant families in Berlin. They try to find a way to live their lives but are torn apart by the traditional way of life in their turkish or bosnian families that is not compatible with modern western lifestyle. The novel is composed of two parts, the first one dealing with their struggle to be accepted by the german society, the action of the second part takes place in Istanbul during the riots of summer 2016. The linking between the two parts is the character of one of the young women, Hazal, who kills a German student during the night of her 18th birthday. Being drunk and full of anger because she and her friends were not accepted to a well known night club she pushes the also drunk young man on the ralis of the incoming subway. She leaves her friends and runs off to Istanbul to a Facebook-friend trying to put her live together in the country of her parents. The novel doesn’t try to offer any solution for the problems of these young people only presents them in strong images.

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Author:Sunhild GalterGND
Parent Title (German):Germanistische Beiträge
Publisher:Lehrstuhl für Germanistik an der Lucian-Blaga-Universität Sibiu/Hermannstadt
Place of publication:Sibiu / Hermannstadt
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2018
Year of first Publication:2018
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/01/12
Tag:Fatma Aydemir; coming of age story; first novel; immigrants of the second generation; murder
Page Number:14
First Page:53
Last Page:66
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Germanistische Beiträge / Germanistische Beiträge 43.2018
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht