Fikri Anıl Altıntaş is a freelance author and project manager from Berlin. He writes about masculinity/(ies), traditional roles, Orientalism, anti-feminism as well as (de)construction of migrant, Turkish-Muslim masculinity in Germany. Recently, his book ‘In the Morning, A Pear Tree Grows’ was published at Random House.
RANDOM HOUSE on the author and his book : “Fikri Anıl Altıntaş is growing up as the son of Turkish parents in a small town in Hesse. His father works as a Turkish teacher, his mother as a cleaner. It is a childhood in the midst of social housing blocks, marked by the urgent desire to be ‘German’ and the bitter disappointment with the reality in Germany.
The longing to be seen and to find his own way as a Turkish-Muslim man is constantly growing. In the process, it is above all his relationship with his father that ultimately confronts him with the question : What does masculinity mean at all and how can it be understood and lived beyond the clichés?
In the midst of entrenched narratives, Fikri Anıl Altıntaş searches for the nuances. Radically honest, he looks back at himself and his family history to better understand the present.”
The author portrait by Fikri Anıl Altıntaş was photographed by Benjamin ZIBNER c/o SRZ CREATIVE MGMT for Penguin Random House in Berlin.
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