THE READING # 5 Could this be Love? / Feb. 14th, 2023

Essays and Conversation with Aseman G. Bahadori and Ifeatu Nnaobi

This Valentine’s day at Pablo Neruda Library at 19:00, InterKontinental and The Reader Berlin present an evening of conversation about writing and love…

Book cover Could this be Love


Love is a unique experience. But how equal and free are we really in choosing our partners? What do some couples go through in their everyday attempts to simply be together? In the form of personal essays, the authors of this book courageously give an insight into their private lives. They report on what happens in romantic relationships when race, origin or culture become an issue. Based on their own experiences, their texts explore in an astute, stirring and thoughtful way whether we can still find each other in a world that is still deeply divided.

Aseman G. Bahadori and Ifeatu Nnaobi will be in conversation with Ambika Thompson and share from their work on the essay collection Could this be Love 

Copies of the book will be available at the event.

This is a FREE EVENT. You can get your free ticket here.


Aseman G. Bahadori is happiest when she is writing. As an editor, her love for writing and know-it-alling has free reign. Her second most favourite activity is developing campaigns for good causes. As a scholar in migration studies, she insists on an intersectional and non-eurocentric perspective. Aseman remains a philosopher and writer at heart – as well as a bit of Sailor Moon.

Ifeatu Nnaobi is a Nigerian filmmaker and photographer focused on conceptual and documentary storytelling. Her work has been featured at The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Sheffield DocFest, Future of Storytelling NYC, Haus der Kulturen Welt, and Les Rencontres d’Arles. She is a National Geographic Explorer and is currently based in Berlin.

Ambika Thompson is a Canadian writer and musician based in Berlin. Their short stories have been published in Electric Literature, Joyland, Plenitude, forthcoming in Pank, and many other publications. They received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, Canada in 2019, and a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts in 2021 for a book-length project. They were the managing and fiction editor of Leopardskin and Limes and are currently one of the fiction editors of SAND. 

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