Zaimoğlu, Feridun

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Zaimoğlu, Feridun Gender: M
born on 4 December 1964 at 07:50 (= 07:50 AM )
Place Bolu, Turkey, 40n44, 31e37
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°07' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°11 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 21°20'

Feridun Zaimoğlu
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German author and visual artist of Turkish origin.

Since 1995 Zaimoğlu has become one of the important poets of contemporary German language. His central theme are the problems of the second and third generation of Turkish immigrants to Germany.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from two books: The Pragmatics of Literary Testimony: Authenticity Effects in German Social Autobiographies by Chantelle Warner (Routledge, 2013), p. 187: "Zaimoğlu even provides his own hints of autobiographicality toward the end of the book by having the doctor inform Leyla: “Du hast um vier Uhr siebenundfünfzig einen Sohn geboren, kaum war der Sohn auf der Welt, erklang der Ausruf zum Morgengebet” (“At 7:50 you gave birth to a son. Your son had just barely arrived when the call to the morning prayer rang out”) after having written elsewhere that he himself was born at exactly this time (Zaimoğlu, 1998: 11)."

Same data in Lichtjahre: Eine kurze Geschichte der deutschen Literatur von 1945 bis heute" by Volker Weidermann (Kiepenheuer & Witsch GmbH, 2006), p. 295: "Im Dezember 1964 wurde er an einem Freitagmorgen um vier Uhr siebenundfünfzig geboren, so hat er es später, einem Bericht seiner Mutter folgend, erzählt und aufgeschrieben." Translation: On 4 December 1964, a Friday morning at 7:50, he was born, acording to a report his mother told him and wrote down.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Middle-Eastern)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Anti-racist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet