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A multilayered and rhythmic debut novel about her life as a Black German woman living in Berlin and New York during the chaos of the 2016 U.S. presidential election from playwright Olivia Wenzel.A young woman attends a play about the fall of the Berlin Wall - and realizes she is the only Black person in the audience.She and her boyfriend are hanging out by a lake outside Berlin - and four neo-Nazis show up.In New York, she is having sex with a stranger on the night of the 2016 presidential election - and wakes up to panicked texts from her friends in Germany about Donald Trump's unlikely victory.Engaging in a witty Q&A with herself - or is it her alter ego? - she takes stock of our rapidly changing times, sometimes angry, sometimes amused, sometimes afraid, and always passionate.

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Olivia Wenzel

Olivia Wenzel was born in Weimar, Germany, and now lives in Berlin. Her dramatic works have been staged in Munich, Hamburg, and Berlin. Wenzel also works as a musician and a performer. In 2022, she will lead a series of multidisciplinary workshops for young adults of color at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

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