Arjouni's works are usually about contemporary problems, and he writes about the environment he is familiar with.
Although Kayankaya was adopted and brought up by a German family, he subjected to racism due his ethnic Turkish appearance, and the others made fun of him. Kismet , another detective novel about Kayankaya, is about the Yugoslav civil war. In his works Magic Hoffmann , Hausaufgaben and Edelsmanns Tochter , he talks about the rising nationalism, historical revisionism and anti-Semitism in the reunified Germany. His novel Chez Max takes place in Paris in the year One can easily relate Chez Max with the scenes in George Orwell 's novel In one of his last novels, Der heilige Eddy , Arjouni departed from his previously serious themes and wrote a lightweight contemporary picaresque.
Peter Henning, a critic from the German newspaper Die Zeit , commented that it is a "German screwball prose with floating slightly staged pages". His thriller novel Cherryman jagt Mr.
White has an year-old protagonist in rural Brandenburg who has to face brutal violence by young Nazis of his own village. To overcome his subdued feelings, he turns them into the cartoon adventures of hero "Cherryman" and gangster "Mr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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A quick and interesting noir read, written in the early 80s and with a special focus on the stigma attached to Turkish immigrant population in West Germany. Kemal experiences plenty of negative interaction with the xenophobes of Frankfurt, but is one tough dude. I Love My Blankie. Share your thoughts with other customers. Jakob Arjouni was born in Frankfurt am Main. And there is plenty of hilarious situations that give Kayankaya not only opportunity for acerbic or ironic remarks but also for a playful inventiveness on his and the author's side.
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