Collegium Helveticum
Crossing (2013), Daniel Balanescu Courtesy of the artist
Fellow Project 2023–2024

Fiction and Auto-Fiction Writing
The Art of Dissimulation

During her fellowship, Kettly will deepen and share her experience as a writer of auto-fiction. Her first auto-fiction novel translated in English is entitled I am alive (2022). At the Collegium, she is working on a second one which recounts her experience of living for the first time in a foreign country. In this process, Kettly examines the central problems of South-North migration and the complicated human situations that can arise from the search for a better life.