Qacax Museum in Duhok
primary school and because of the exposure, headed to the mountains to join the Peshmerga with 80 of his colleagues and classmates. He started a new life there centering on writing, poetry, the mountain and the Peshmerga life--a life in which no one knew what tomorrow would bring.
He became a poet and has published eighteen books so far in both the Kurmanji and Sorani dialects.
This museum has occupied a significant place in Qadir Qacax>s life and home, and constitutes a historic achievement both for himself and for the Kurdish nation. Qadir Qacax tells us about a cup in his possession which is 155cm tall and 3m wide: « In the village of Bingal in Amedi, a friend of mine, Nuri Sargali, lost his father. When he was digging his grave, they found this big cup and decided to present the cup to me. So I am keeping it and it>s one of the precious artefacts in my museum. Then there>s the fossilized worm which researchers estimate dates back to a very ancient period, some 4 000 million years ago.» These are the tales of Qacax>s personal museum and he talks about it all with excitement.
The usefulness and greatness of Man is seen in the way he or she can do something that history regards with respect. I think what Qadir Qacax is performing a crucial duty to the intellectual life of Kurdistan. A former Peshmerga, he makes gifts of poetry, beauty and their effectiveness to the human soul. And from the freedom of Northern Kurdistan, he has opened this special and personal museum.