Journalist and author Abini Zöllner was born in East Berlin in 1967 to a German mother and a Nigerian father. Her parents (mother: Jewish, father: Yoruba) had her baptised in a Protestant church and thus she grew up with three religions. A plethora that she still experiences as an enrichment. And no matter what god: Abini, her name, means “you are my share sent from heaven”. While studying Musical History, she became a correspondent for the newspaper Junge Welt and later joined the Berliner Zeitung as an editor and worked there for 25 years as a feature writer. She loves bad TV series and loathes injustices. She advocates against racism and for people with disabilities. Sometimes also for men. She is a proud mother of two, a resolute wife, a passionate smoker and, well, an occasional parking offender.
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