Xoşewîst (pronounced: Khoshewist) was born in Hasakah, Syria, in 1987. His official name is Abdulaziz Ramadan. He studied English Literature, English Studies, International Forced Migration and Parliamentary Affairs and Civil Society at the universities of Damascus, Halle, Leipzig and Oxford. Xoşewîst is founder and executive director of DOZ e.V. (DOZ International) and lives in Leipzig. Leipzigيّاt is his debut. The book was awarded the seal “Bavaria’s Best Independent Books 2020”.