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Literature is not just about reading. Literature is also the experience you have after reading. And why does one still think that literature is something that comes in the shape of a book?

A couple of years ago I started folding origami out of the short story collection “En grundläggande anatomisk harmoni”, as I had a lot of copies of it at home, and all the readings and selling had stopped. Stars, fishes, flowers. A year later I started doing lamps, and hanging decorations. As I ran out of copies of my book, I started using Japanese origami paper to do origami strings of fairy lights.

Since literature is a light in the dark world we live in, it’s great that my short stories and poetry and novels now come to new life as art that can brighten the day for anyone. A poetry bundle becomes a string of fairy lights and a novel becomes a star.

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Från vit värld: shining star.

Ökenvandring: string of fairy lights.

For more origami, see Etsy.com/shop/AjohanLahtiOrigami

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