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August 17th, 2011
Episode 2 of 3 episodes
Zafer Senocak is one of the leading voices in the debates of multiculturalism, national and cultural identity in Europe. Born in Ankara, but living in Germany since his early childhood, his knowledge and empathy for both the Western and the Islamic world derives from his own experiences in between two worlds. In his work as well as in this present interview, he questions the historical background of migration to Germany, the ongoing attempts to integrate those migrants into society, the implications of Islamic fundamentalism on persistent racism and the possibility of a national entity and unity in Germany. The author was invited to the Sydney Writers Festival in May 2011 and engaged in several discussions about migration and multiculturalism in Europe and the Islamic world.