Modern Nomads

Past Dates


Arno Widmann in conversation with Pico Iyer (GB/Japan) and Abdourahman Waberi (Djibouti/France) on ‘placelessness’ and home in the age of globalization.

Pico Iyer, the son of Indian parents, was born in Oxford in 1957. His travel literature combines great insight with subtle humour and a delicate sensitivity for the spirit of foreign places.

Abdouraham A. Waberi, born in Djibouti in 1965, has lived in France since 1985. His African homeland, nomadic life and the experience of exile stand at the centre of his numerous award-winning works. The political satire “Aux États-Unis d’Afrique” is his latest novel.