was born in 2002 and comes from the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. Around fifteen years ago, the Niksada family fled to Tehran, where they still live as refugees. It was no life, says Yasser. So the family sent the then thirteen year old on the journey to Europe, an arduous trip by land and sea. One of the biggest differences between Tehran and Berlin for Yasser is the absence of his two brothers and sisters, but above all he misses his parents. In the meantime, he is doing an apprenticeship as a warehouseman. In the poems that he composes in his mother tongue, Farsi, Yasser confronts feelings of separation and processes his experiences as a refugee.

This author is a prizewinner.