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Feridun Zaimoglu

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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.)

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