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Mohamad Mashghdost

Mohamad Mashghdost | Foto © Rottkay
Photo © Rottkay

Mohamad Mashghdost (*1997), the son of a taxi driver from Bandar-e Ansali in Iran, set off for Europe in autumn. In his homeland he was afraid of being called up for the war in Syria. After arriving in Berlin, Mohamad Mashghdost wrote several outstanding poems about Iranian sadness and his yearning for life. In 2018 he was awarded the Else Lasker-Schüler Poetry Prize. Today Mohamad lives in Husum.

Beginning of life

Mohamad Mashghdost Bandar Anzali, Iran The beginning of life was That I did not exist. There was a mother. She ...


Mohamad Mashghdost Bandar Anzali, Iran   I’ve left my home, my heart. Now it is like sleep and dream And ...