Ilija Trojanow + Ranjit Hoskote


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ISBN: 978-3-596-29610-1


256 Pages,
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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

Iliya Troyanov was born in Sofia (Bulgaria) in 1965 and fled to Germany with his family in 1971 via Yugoslavia and Italy. Having spent periods of time in Kenya, Paris, Munich, Mumbai and Cape Town, he now lives in Vienna. His novels and travel books have enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success and won numerous prizes. His most recent books with S. Fischer are his epic novel Power and Resistance, his bestselling non-fiction account My Olympiad, and Fleeing, And Then?, part memoir, part political essay.


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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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