Excited about the Arab Spring protests, Aboud Saeed, 39, started posting daily status updates on Facebook ten years ago. It was the beginning of a career as a writer that took him to Berlin. But since his last book (“The Whole Story”) he only wants to be a blacksmith, which is more honest than working with literature.
Aboud Saeed was already a blacksmith in Syria, a fighter against Assad and an author in Berlin. A conversation about a wooden box as a family fund, relaxed handling of money and his father’s lessons for a successful life.