title and authors

german version
bei mir, bei dir

french version
face à face

collaboration with Anisa Alrefaei Roomieh


This visual essay is the echo of the dialogue between Anisa and myself; an exchange of thoughts, poems and drawings. Anisa told me about her past in Syria, the escape of her homeland in 2014 after the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, her pregnancy, her hopes and challenges as a woman and mother in a foreign country.

︎︎︎ won the Golden Apple BIB at Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava, 2023
︎︎︎ IBBY Honour List 2023
︎︎︎ award from the Alumni Hochschule Design und Kunst Luzern 2019


Zuhause in einem fremden Land, Frank Meyer, Deutschlandfunk Kultur

german publisher
Edition Moderne
published in September 2021
translated from the French by Christoph Schuler
ISBN 978-3-03731-218-6
232 pages
11.5 x 16.5 cm, hardcover
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french publisher 
published in June 2022
ISBN: 978-2-88901-218-3, 2022
17 x 24 cm, softcover with flaps
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