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Indra Wussow, born in Herford/Germany, studied Comparative Literature and German as a Foreign Language in Erlangen/Germany, Berkeley/USA and Florence/Italy. She is currently living in Johannesburg/South Africa and Sylt/Germany and is working as a curator, writer and literary translator.
2002 Indra founded the private Sylt Foundation on the island of Sylt in the North of Germany, which is financed by means of donations, government funds and sponsoring. Indra is director and curator of the foundation. In 2008 its branch in Johannesburg was opened.
Besides Indra Wussow is the editor of a series of contemporary African Literature, which is published in the small but prestigous German publishing house „Das Wunderhorn“. As a curator Indra is working with various international institutions. In 2017 she started the long term programme Transformation and Identity as one of the Sylt Foundation's most ambitious projects.
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