Doris Akrap

Doris Akrap, born 1974, is a journalist and editor at taz, and a close familiar to Deniz Yücel. She published and wrote the foreword to Yücels book »Wir sind ja nicht zum Spaß hier. Reportagen, Satiren und andere Gebrauchstexte« (nautilus, Hamburg, 2018). For many years, as part of an antiracist ensemble called “Hate Poetry”, she appeared on stage together with her colleagues Mely Kiyak, Deniz Yücel, Yassin Musharbash, Özlem Topçu and others. The ensemble was awarded the special consideration price by Mediums “Journalists of the Year”-accolade in 2014. She also released a detailed compilation of texts to develop direct action approaches on how to combat antisemitism in Germany, under the umbrella of the Amadeus Antonio foundation. Akrap lives in Berlin.

Articles by this author

Nonstop (Issue III/2019)

Trapped in Sarajevo

Damir Ovcina‘s novel forces the reader to bear witness to the Bosnian genocide.


Taboo (Issue I/2021)

Culture on all channels

The Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed massive restrictions on global cultural relations. How cultural institutes are facing unprecedented challenges.


Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

What we don't remember

The war in Ukraine, a pandemic that never ends: This may not be the best time for the new European Capital of Culture cities to present themselves to the world. Novi Sad in Serbia and Kaunas in Lithuania are going ahead anyway. And both metropolises are approaching the question of their own urban histories in very different ways.