A summer in Berlin

by Angélica Cruz Aguilar

After the death of her mother in Mexico and a deep existential crisis, Lisa decides to leave her life in Mexico City and travel indefinitely to her birthplace, Berlin. Lisa intends to reconnect with her estranged German father Axel and delve into her own history. She is not sure what kind of bond she can establish with her father because their relationship is full of stereotypes and fragmented communication due to distance and cultural differences. Arriving in Berlin, Lisa finds herself alone on the platform and to her disappointment no one shows up. This is the story of the search for roots in a distant and alien country. Will this bicultural family be able to break down the wall and become closer?

Sobre la About the author

Angélica C. Aguilar is originally from Mexico City and has lived in Stuttgart, Germany since 2012. She trained as a journalist at the Universidad de la Comunicación (Mexico). She worked as a reporter, photographer and editor. In August 2020, she created the editorial office of Radio Hispanohablante at Freies Radio 99.2FM, a Spanish-language radio programme and podcast on the topics of migration, integration, culture and gender, aimed at Spanish-speaking audiences in Europe. Together with Gesundheitsamt Stuttgart she is a health informer for «Migranten informieren Migranten» (Migrants inform migrants). She is currently a student of the Master of Arts Media Science (Medienwissenschaft) at the University of Tübingen.