Model Role Details

Salim Alafenisch

Salim Alafenisch

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1948
  • Age : 68
  • Curriculum vitae :


Born in the Negev in 1948 to a Bedouin family; spent his childhood and early youth as a camel shepherd and only learned reading and writing at the age of 14; completed high school in 1971 in Nazareth; went to London’s Princeton College for one year, then moved to Heidelberg, Germany in 1973 to study Ethnology, Sociology und Psychology; lives there since; from 1984-89 he worked in the field of adult education; he serves as cultural ambassador for the German Agro Action (Deutsche Welthungerhilfe); has written numerous novels, tales and essays about Bedouins and their lives, incl. Das versteinerte Zelt (The Tent turned into Stones - 1993), Amira, Prinzessin der Wüste (Amira - Princess of the Dessert - 2001), Das Kamel mit dem Nasenring (The Camel with the Nose Ring - 2003), and Die acht Frauen des Großvaters (The Eight Wives of the Grandfather - 2004).


Achievements and Awards

  • Marital status :
  • City :
  • Status :
  • Years in active : From To