Former iHeartBerlin author Yasmin Polat is celebrating the release of her first book “Im Prinzip is alles okay”. Congratulations! We can’t wait to read it! Join us at the book release at Fahimi Bar.
About the novel:
Since the birth of her child, thirty-year-old Miryam has been plagued by self-doubt. She can’t breastfeed, suffers from postnatal depression, and still tries to do everything right. Driven by shame about her family of origin and fear of repeating her violent childhood, she does everything she can to appear as wholesome as the mothers in her circle and Instagram feed. At the same time, she withdraws more and more and feels increasingly overwhelmed. Her partnership also falls apart, but she eventually finds her very own way out of the crisis.
The novel succeeds in telling the story of a young mother’s emancipation from destructive patterns learned in her family and in showing her path to self-determination with an ironic and humorous tone.
“Yasmin Polat’s novel is like a window that you open and immediately fresh air comes in.” (Judith Poznan)
About the author:
Yasmin Polat grew up in Berlin. While still a student, she began writing for various media, for example for the Tagesspiegel, after which she wrote for the taz and most recently for Focus magazine, among others. In 2017, she was also voted into the “Top 30 under 30” list by Medium magazine. Today, she works as a moderator, author and podcast host, for example on “Verdammt Berühmt.” “Im Prinzip ist alles okay” is her first novel.