Date: Saturday, January 14 2017.
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Fairway Pavilion, Galle Fort.
In these brilliant graphic novel biographies, Kleist will bring to life two remarkable people, through conversation and on-screen graphic projections.
The image of Samia Yusuf Omar running for last place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will forever be imprinted in the minds of all who saw it. The cheering crowd didn’t know what it took to get there. An Olympic Dream follows Omar’s second attempt to represent her country at the Olympics, her passage through Sudan and into Libya, and her fatal attempt to reach Europe.
In The Boxer, sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. Forced to fight against other Jewish inmates, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, surviving to tell his story.
“The characters are drawn with energetic nimbleness. Sports fans and history readers, teen and up, will find this mesmerizing.” – Library Journal (Starred Review)
- Participant: Reinhard Kleist
- Moderator: Deshan Tennekoon
Reinhard Kleist’s visit is supported by the Goethe-Institut.