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When we were Sami - Mats Jonsson tells us


What do you do with the discovery that your own history is not whole, but has dark stains of the state's racial policy? Write a book! In the August-nominated When We Were Sami, Mats Jonsson has confidently portrayed the story that is not only his story but that of the whole of Sápmi - and Sweden. In the fall of 2024, the graphic novel will be turned into a theater performance at Västerbottensteatern, and now you have the opportunity to listen to Mats' own story about the process behind the book.

Mats Jonsson (b. 1973) grew up in Bollstabruk and after many years in Stockholm he now lives and works in Sandslån in Ådalen. Since the age of 15, he has depicted his life in cartoons and has published seven autobiographical graphic novels and four illustrated children's books.

Mats has been a member of Babel's author panel and in 2021 he gave a summer talk in connection with the release of "När vi var samer".

In the fall of 2024, the serial novel ”When we were Sami people” will be a theater performance at the Västerbottensteatern and now you have the opportunity to listen to Mats’s own story about the process behind the book.


Mats Jonsson tells us

Monday, October 14 at 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Trappscenen, Sara Kulturhus.

Tickets: Free entrance, but ticket required.
Booking from September 11
Fika is available for purchase.

Participants: Mats Jonsson, cartoonist and author

Arr: Nordic Storytelling Center in collaboration with Skellefteå City Library

Part of the Storytelling Festival 2024

  1. Staircase Stage, Sara Cultural Center

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