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Feridun Zaimoglu

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Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu was born in Bolu, Turkey, in 1964, and emigrated to Germany as a child. He works as an author, journalist and screenwriter. His first book, Kanak Sprak, gained him a cult following and designated him as a kind of spokesman for the second and third generation Turkish migrants in Germany. In 2000 the film Kanak Attack, based on his novel Abschaum, was released on the big screen. ("Kanak" is a derogatory term for immigrants.)

Articles by Feridun Zaimoglu

from “Leyla”
By Feridun Zaimoglu
My teacher was standing at the entrance to the schoolyard, watching me as I walked away. Now finally I can hide the front part of me from him, and I unbutton my white smock collar, holding the ends together…
Translated from German by Margot Bettauer Dembo
from “Twelve Grams of Happiness”
By Feridun Zaimoglu
This WorldAn Invocation to God – IHe asked me to meet him at the Kreuzberger Café, promising to tell me a story I could use while still staying within the confines of propriety. His call came at…
Translated from German by Margot Bettauer Dembo
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