Book presentation: “Barefoot in Germany” by Tete Loeper

The author Tete Loeper will read from her book “Barefoot in Germany” on November 21, 2021.

What difficulties does young Mutoni encounter when she arrives in Germany? This is what the novel “Barefoot in Germany” by Tete Loeper is about.

From November 19th to 21st, 2021, a pop-up took place at the veggi und frei von trade fair as part of the Stuttgarter MesseHerbst Fair trade fair instead of. In addition to stands on the topics of fair trade and sustainability, there was also a stand Burundi Competence Center with a book reading as part of the supporting program by the author Tete Loeper.

Tete Loeper's novel “Barefoot in Germany” is about the young Rwandan woman Mutoni and the difficulties and prejudices she encounters after her arrival in Germany. At the reading, the author presented the content of her book, which tells of Mutoni's racist experiences on the market in Germany. After the reading, Tete Loeper explained the connection between racism, nutrition and food. She also emphasized her personal appreciation of healthy eating. Following the reading, the book was available for purchase at the Burundi Competence Center stand and the author was available to answer questions and give dedications. The demand for Tete Loeper's “Barefoot in Germany” was so great that all the books on the stand were sold out within a very short time. The entire book reading by Tete Loeper can here on Instagram be considered:

The English-language book is already available in bookstores - if you are interested, we recommend that you order it from your local bookstore and thus strengthen small bookstores and diversity in the literary world. A German version of the book will be available from March 2022.

Tete Loeper is an author, actress and education speaker with a BA in communications and journalism. She lives in Germany, is a native of Rwanda and lived in Burundi for several years. For several years she has been working on topics related to migration, decolonization, sustainable North-South partnerships and intercultural exchange. You can find more information about Tete Loeper here on Instagram.

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