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She said premiere Alvina Chamberland 04.06.2024, 8 pm

Eintritt: €8,00 Ticket kaufen
Lade das Bild in den Galerie-Viewer, premiere Alvina Chamberland

We are very happy to announce the German book premiere of Alvina Chamberland’s Debut „Love the World or Get Killed Trying“.  Alvina will be in conversation about her book with wonderful Sanni Est.

The premiere will happen on Tuesday, the 4th of June at 8 pm. You can purchase your ticket here or in the shop. If you can’t afford a ticket right now send us an email to to reserve your seat.

And here is what the publisher the new Menard press says about the book.

„Through playful poetic prose, sharp social commentary and self-deprecating gallows humor Love the World or Get Killed Trying dives into the mind of Alvina, a trans woman on the eve of turning 30. The reader is invited to follow her journey through the breathtaking wilderness of Iceland and busy city boulevards of Berlin and Paris as she probes questions of eternity, sexuality, longing, death, love, and how hard it is to remain soft when you’re a ceaseless target of straight men’s secret lust and open disgust.

Harking back to the existential lyrical style of Clarice Lispector, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Jean Genet this novel tackles universal issues through a trans woman’s specific lens – insisting on these experiences speaking to far more than just issues of sexuality and gender. Reaching its climax through an urgent wildfire scream-of-consciousness, cry-of-love-manifesto, Love the World or Get Killed Trying is a raw and vulnerable work of multigenre autofiction; abstract in the sense of poetically digging beneath the surface, and experimental in the sense of trying to find out new things and express them in new ways, while concretely asserting that if trans women one day collectively outed every man who seeks them out, a full-blown revolution would ensue by nightfall.“