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Stefanie Zweig

Stefanie Zweig, a novelist and journalist, was born to a Jewish family in Germany in 1932, fled with her parents to rural Kenya in 1938, and returned to Germany in 1947. Her autobiographical novels Nirgendwo in Afrika and Irgendwo in Deutschland have become European bestsellers. Nirgendwo in Afrika was made into a film that won the 2003 U.S. Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and five 2002 Golden Lola (German Film) Awards.