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Hasan Ze Alnoon

The poet Hasan Ze Alnoon was born and raised in Syria. He studied Law with a focus on International Law at Damascus University. He received a ban on reading, writing and publishing due to the often critical political nature of his poetry. He took part in the peaceful revolution of 2011, and experienced its brutal repression by the Assad regime. After his arrest, he fled the country to Germany. The main themes of his poetry are the dictatorship, the desire for freedom, the destruction of Syria and love. He has performed in events in Berlin, at the Hans Otto Theatre in Potsdam and elsewhere in Europe e.g. in Sweden and Finland with the organisation “Storytelling Arena”. His first volume of poetry in German will be published in the summer of 2020. His poetry brings together two seemingly contrary elements – a political and a romantic voice.

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