Molla Demirel

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Molla Demirel

Molla Demirel (born December 7, 1948 in Akçadağ / Turkey ) is a German - Turkish poet and narrator of Kurdish descent.

life and work

Demirel has lived in Münster since 1972 and is now a media educator and social worker. In addition, as a bilingual author, he has now published eight books, as well as numerous contributions to anthologies by German and Turkish publishers.


The poet has received several literary prizes: in 1996 from the literary magazine Kiyi , in 1998 he received the art and peace award from the Stuttgart magazine Yenigün , and in 2000 the literary, art and international understanding award from the voice of the Alevites in Cologne. In 2012 he was honored by the city of Münster with the Münster Nadel for exemplary civic commitment.

Bibliography (selection)


  • Between the millstones / Dünyam Iki Degirmen Tasi (1987)
  • I came from afar / Bir Uzak Yerden Geldim (1989)
  • Color of love / Sevdanin Rengi (1995)
  • Smile of the day / Günün Gülüsü (1994)
  • The cherry branch and my sorrow / Kiraz Dali ve Acilarim (1996)
  • Sheet by sheet / Yaprak Yaprak Siir (2001)


  • Sevgi's dream / Sevgi'nin Düsü, Sanatyapim Yayincilik, Ankara (1996)
  • Göç, Öfke ve Kan, Immigration, Anger and Blood, Sanatyapim Yayincilik, Ankara (1997)
  • Baris Agiti, Peace Songs, Sanatyapim Yayincilik, Ankara (1997)
  • A secret love / stories, school book publisher Anadolu, Hückelhoven (2006)
  • Elif and the dolphins / children's book, Damwerth-Verlag, Münster (2013)
  • Elif ve atlar: çocuk masalı = Elif and the horses: a children's fairy tale; illustrated by Serap Riedel , Hilden (2018)

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Imprint - Molla Demirel. Retrieved on March 19, 2020 (German).
  2. Münster Nadel

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