We all die at some point - and many of us try to suppress this very fact. Death seems to be the last taboo in our society. And it is precisely this taboo that Annabelle break with a special edition.
The production of this booklet was fraught with minor hurdles, writes the Annabelle-editor Medienart in a statement. Rarely had tears flowed so often at meetings. Nevertheless, the editorial team stayed on this last chapter of life. "I am convinced that it is the task of us journalists to speak where otherwise there is an embarrassed silence," writes Annabelle-Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Krause-Blouin in her editorial. "Perhaps the most vital thing of all is to make death a part of our lives."
The issue examines the topic of death from different perspectives: While members of the Annabelle-The fashion team has dedicated a section to the mourning color black, demonstrating that the dark only exists in conjunction with the light.
The famous Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks to Editor-in-Chief Krause-Blouin about her latest book, in which she deals with the death of her parents. Within a few months, the author lost her father and her mother. One emotion that particularly preoccupied her was the enormous anger she felt: "I was surprised at how angry I was. I still am. I'm so damn angry at death."
Readers learn what death itself feels like from Tom Kummer, who talks to deceased personalities in his very exclusive interviews. While Prince Philip reports having met Neil Armstrong on his way to the afterlife, Ruth Bader Ginsburg philosophizes about justice in the realm of the dead. The short interviews show that death can also be quite entertaining.
The special edition on death appeared on Wednesday.