Anyone who wants to understand our present must read the texts of Hengameh Yaghoobifarah.
With a foreword by Fatma Aydemir.
Right-wing terror, racism among leftists, rape culture, insipid food and a bad network: since 2016, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah has been relentlessly putting her finger in the wounds of "German Leitkultur" in the taz column "Habibitus". Yaghoobifarah reveals why Crocs can be stylish, childlessness auspicious and dumplings the recipe for world peace. With wit, poise and an unerring sense for the most relevant issues of our time, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah questions supposed certainties and exposes everything that goes wrong in Germany - whether it's about bodies, capitalism or potatoes.
On 18th April, Hengameh will publish a new book "Habibtus". This volume brings together the most incisive contributions of a voice that has become an indispensable part of the public debate.
"Being funny in this country is not so easy, especially when it comes at the expense of saturated, middle-class, white dominance culture. Hengameh's writing is charming, politically stable and hilarious." Fatma Aydemir
Moderation: Katja Sigutina
Katja Sigutina was born in Ukraine in 1992. Two years later, she and her family emigrated to Germany as so-called quota refugees. After working in the music and theatre industry, she currently works for the European programme Dialogue Perspectives in Berlin. She is also active as a freelance cultural worker and author.
Previously, Katja Sigutina studied communication, media and cultural studies in Cologne, Alicante and Düsseldorf. During her studies, she volunteered with the association "TaMaR Germany e.V.", of which she was chairperson from 2018 to 2021. In her work, Katja Sigutina focuses on the topics of post-national socialist society, contemporary Jewish realities in Germany and plural society.