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This Way to Departures – Berlin launch

  • The Word Berlin 4 Willmanndamm Berlin, Berlin, 10827 Germany (map)

Come join us to celebrate the launch of THIS WAY TO DEPARTURES, a new collection of stories by Linda Mannheim at The.Word.Berlin


Linda Mannheim reading from THIS WAY TO DEPARTURES

Fatuma Musa Afrah speaking about refugee-led women’s organisation United Action

Music by DJ Prof K Jamerson.

Drinks €2

What happens when we leave the places we’re from? What do we lose, and who do we become, and what parts of our pasts are unshakeable?

Linda Mannheim’s second short story collection focuses on people who have relocated – both voluntarily and involuntarily.
THIS WAY TO DEPARTURES is a deeply affecting portrait of American society and the constant search for a place to call 'home'.

“Wherever she goes, and however grim things get, Linda Mannheim retains her compassion and irrepressible curiosity about what makes people do the things they do, and the ways we damage and heal each other.”
– Chris Power, author of Mothers

About the author:

LINDA MANNHEIM is the author of three books of fiction: Risk, Above Sugar Hill, and This Way to Departures. Her short stories have appeared in magazines in the US, UK, South Africa, and Canada. She recently launched Barbed Wire Fever, a project that explores what it means to be a refugee through writing and literature. Originally from New York, Linda divides her time between London and Berlin.