Güner Yasemin Balci

Aliyahs Flucht

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ISBN: 978-3-10-402246-8


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Aliyah is 23 and has been on the run for years. She is living in cities she has never visited, using a false name to hide from her Kurdish family – she could no longer accept the double life, the secrecy surrounding her forbidden love to her boyfriend. She is ready to fight for her freedom and self-determination, and she has prepared in minute detail for her escape to a new life. But this new life is in danger, and despite her courage, Aliyah’s future is uncertain – perhaps for ever.
Aliyah is one of many young Muslim women in Germany to whom Güner Yasemin Balci has given a voice in this moving report on the price of freedom and passionate statement in support of a right to self-determination.

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.

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