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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.