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Hamid Skif

© Christoph Piecha
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© Christoph Piecha

Hamid Skif

Photograph of Hamid Skif taken by Christoph Piecha. Skif was born Mohamed Benmebkhout in the Algerian port city of Oran. After living in Langenbroich as guest of the Heinrich Böll House in 1995-96, he was granted a scholarship from The Hamburg Foundation in 1997. Later, he became the first participant in the German Centre’s Writers in Exile Programme, living in the PEN grant holder’s apartment in Hamburg from July 1999 to December 2005.

Hamid Skif

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Hamid Skif

Fotografía de Hamid Skif tomada por Christoph Piecha. Skif, cuyo nombre original era Mohamed Benmebkhout, nació en la ciudad portuaria argelina de Orán. Después de vivir en Langenbroich como invitado de la Heinrich Böll House en 1995-96, recibió una beca de la Hamburg Foundation en 1997. Más adelante, se convirtió en el primer participante del Programa de Escritores en el Exilio del Centro Alemán y vivió en el apartamento de PEN en Hamburgo para escritores acogidos entre julio de 1995 y diciembre de 2005.

Date:

n.d.

Creator:

Christoph Piecha

Centre:

German Centre  (PEN-Zentrum Deutschland)

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