Children’s book author Thomas Mac Pfeifer spent close to a year interviewing migrant children in Germany and writing up stories from their homelands. The tales in his book take the audience on a bittersweet journey to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso and other conflict zones. With illustrations and multilingual narratives, Mac Pfeiffer says he hopes to reach an audience that goes beyond refugees, and believes that everyone can learn something from the tales recounted in the book, titled ”Ein Stern, der in dein Fenster schaut” (A star that peers through your window). In an interview with DW, Thomas Mac Pfeifer detailed how he came up with the idea and what it means to him. DW: How would you describe the book in your own words? Thomas Mac Pfeifer: This is first of all a children’s book for and by children who have come here from war zones and conflict areas. It includes stories from Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Africa. The stories told in the book are all written in the native language of the refugee children who shared them, but also featured in German and in English. I invested a great deal of effort in looking for these stories, then I collated them and had them… Read full this story
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