"An outspoken Turkish voice in Germany
By Andreas Tzortzis International Herald Tribune
Published: July 27, 2006
BERLIN Stories about the German author Feridun Zaimoglu often begin with a description of what he looks like - namely, not much like a German author. They focus on his silver necklaces and bracelets, and the rings that clink against the sides of cups when he drinks coffee. The descriptions include his peaked eyebrows, and the dark, curly hair and sloping nose that reveal his Turkish heritage.
To some he looks like one of the sketchy, burnt-out characters of his novels. To others, "like a sought- after bouncer," as Spiegel Online wrote recently."
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