Shop > Monographs

#14743

The Day I Am Free/Katitzi

Writers
Katarina Taikon, Lawen Mohtadi, and Maria Lind
Price
$25.00
Date
2019
Publisher
Sternberg Press
Format
Monographs
ISBN
9783956793639
Size
5.4 × 8.3 inches
Length
328 pp
Genre
Politics
Description

By Lawen Mohtadi and Katarina Taikon
Introduction by Maria Lind

Katarina Taikon was an epoch-changing human rights activist, a prolific writer, and a countercultural icon in Sweden whose writing defined the Roma struggle for equal rights. Active in the 1960s through the 1970s, Taikon faced a Sweden in which the Roma minority was heavily discriminated against, excluded from housing, the education system and the rights of citizenship provided by the welfare state.

This book tells the story of Taikon’s life in three parts: a 2012 biography of Taikon by journalist Lawen Mohtadi;Taikon in her own words, including the first volume of the autobiographical children’s book series, Katitzi, in which Taikon writes about her struggle as part of an ethnic minority in Sweden; and an essay, written by curator Maria Lind for an exhibition at Tensta konsthall, that articulates the cultural impact of Katitzi.

Mohtadi’s biography brought renewed attention to Taikon’s literary and activist work and inspired a cultural reckoning that named Taikon one of the most important Swedish human rights figures of the twentieth century. The publication of this volume introduces Taikon’s work and legacy to readers beyond Sweden.

  1. The Day I Am Free/Katitzi
 

Related Items

  1. Ingo Niermann: Solution 295-304: Mare Amoris
  2. Maria Lind: Seven Years
  3. Maria Lind and Cecilia Widenheim: Migration
  4. Judy Radul: This Is Television
  5. Maria Lind, Michele Masucci, and Joanna Warsza: Red Love
  6. Lisa Oppenheim : Lisa Oppenheim: Works 2003-2013
  7. Mieke Bal: Exhibition-ism: Temporal Togetherness
  8. John Akomfrah and Johanne Løgstrup: Co-existence of Times – A Conversation with John Akomfrah
  9. Henriette Gunkel and Ayesha Hameed: Visual Cultures as Time Travel
  10. J. Parker Valentine: Fiction
  11. The What If?... Scenario (after LG)
  12. Dexter Sinister: Bulletins of the Serving Library #1
  13. Keren Cytter: D.I.E. Now The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content
  14. Tobias Spichtig: Blue, Red, and Green
  15. Bulletins Of The Serving Library #6
  16. Kim Gordon and Branden W. Joseph: Is It My Body?
  17. Juliane Bischoff and Kate Newby: I can’t nail the days down
  18. Ken Okiishi: The Very Quick of the Word
  19. Mark von Schlegell: Ickles, Etc.
  20. Gerry Bibby: The Drumhead
  21. Leander Schönweger: Die Nebel lichten sich/ The Fog Disperses
  22. PS:
  23. Carsten Holler: Leben
  24. Ines Lechleitner: The Imagines
  25. Das Wunder des Lebens
  26. Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance
  27. Pierre Hermé: The Architecture of Taste
  28. Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen: Playmates and Playboys at a Higher Level:  J. V. Martin and the Situationist International
  29. Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, and Eyal Weizman: Architecture After Revolution
  30. How to Write (more)
  31. T.J. Demos: Decolonizing Nature
  32. Nina Valerie Kolowratnik: The Language of Secret Proof
  33. Sophia Yadong Hao: Of Other Spaces
  34. Nick Aikens and Elizabeth Robles: The Place is Here
  35. Jill Magid: The Proposal
  36. Edgar Leciejewski: Tones
  37. Hannah Rickards: Grey Light. Left and right back, high up, two small windows
  38. The Meal
  39. Rachel Corbett, Rainer Ganahl, and Liam Gillick: Manhattan Marxism
  40. Jesse Birch and Will Holder: The Mill