Ilija Trojanow + Ranjit Hoskote


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ISBN: 978-3-596-29610-1


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ISBN 978-3-596-29610-1


With Confluences, bestseller author Ilija Trojanow and the Indian poet and cultural critic Ranjit Hoskote have written a radical polemic against new enemy stereotypes, aiming to answer Samuel Huntington’s old thesis of “Clash of Cultures” but the topic is more contemporary than ever. Differentiation through the definition of one’s own cultural identity is unfortunately booming again. Correspondingly, new enemy stereotypes are created around the world and conflicts stoked. The authors unmask the irrationality of this position and correct the intellectual prophets of a cultural world war. They demonstrate that the coalescence of cultures makes cultural identity and civilization possible in the first place. An emboldening appeal to reason.

Already a classic of the intercultural debate, this book has inspired and influenced different artists and authors such as Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Homi Bhabha, Nuruddin Farah, Pankaj Mishra, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Peter Weibel.

About Ilija Trojanow + Ranjit Hoskote

Ilija Trojanow, born 1965, has lived in Nairobi, Munich, Mumbai, and Cape Town. Today he lives in Vienna. His published works include An den inneren Ufern Indiens (a journey along the Ganges, 2003), Der Weltensammler (a novel, 2006), Der entfesselte Globus (collection of journalistic pieces, 2008), EisTau (a novel, 2011) and the photography volume Wo Orpheus begraben liegt (with photographs by Christian Muhrbeck, 2013) and the epic novel Macht und Widerstand (2015). He has received numerous literary awards, including the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair in 2006 for Der Weltensammler, as well as the Preis der Literaturhäuser in 2009.

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Ilija Trojanow
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Ranjit Hoskote, born 1969 in Mumbai is a poet, art critic and general secretary of PEN India. As a worldwide known curator he was responsible for the Biennale in Gwangju and for the national pavilion of India at the Venice Biennale.

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