An inimitable storytelling
In her novels and films, Tsitsi Dangarembga reflects the difficult relationship between tradition and modernity by using the experiences of the people of Zimbabwe. On Sunday, 24 October, she will receive the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021 for her creative work and social engagement. The laudation will be given by Auma Obama.
The view from outside
In front of the ruins of the Frankfurt Römer: Albert Schweitzer, 1951 award winner and living in Lambarene (Africa), has always refused to be ingratiated with the Nazis. After the war, in the hope that humanity would create a world-affirming culture, he advocates a unilateral disarmament of the West.
The Peace Prize
Since 1950, the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the professional organisation of publishers and booksellers in the Federal Republic of Germany, has awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
Every year since 1950, the Foundation Board of the Peace Prize has selected a personality who has made an important contribution to peace, humanity and understanding between peoples.
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The Peace Prize sees itself as an institution that encourages the prizewinners to initiate debates and point out grievances even after the award ceremony.