Suleman Taufiq was born in Beirut in 1953 and grew up in Damascus. He came to Germany in 1971, where he studied philosophy and comparative literature. He published his first collection of poetry in 1978 in German. He has published stories and essays as well as poetry and children’s books and has translated many Arabic works into German and German poets into Arabic. Since 1986 he has been living in Aachen as a freelance writer and journalist.
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