About Güner Yasemin Balci
Güner Yasemin Balci was born and raised in Berlin-Neukölln. She studied pedagogy and literature and has worked (among other places) at a girls’ space in Neukölln with young adults from Turkish and Arab families. She was an editor at the ZDF and today works as a freelance author and television journalist. Her books ArabQueen oder der Geschmack der Freiheit, Arabboy: Eine Jugend in Deutschland oder Das kurze Leben des Rashid A and Aliyas Flucht: oder Die gefährliche Reise have also been successful on stage and in film.