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Mohamad Mashghdost (*1997), son of a taxi driver from Bandar-e Ansali, Iran, set off for Europe in autumn. At home, he was afraid of being drafted into the war in Syria. In Berlin, Mohamad Mashghdost wrote some outstanding poems about the lack of meaning and his native Iran. Today he lives in Husum.
In 2018 Mohamad Mashghdost was awarded the Else Lasker-Schüler Poetry Prize.