The Kur­dish writer Ibrahim Ah­mad

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Ibrahim Ah­mad was born in Su­laimaniya, in 1914, and would later grow up to be a fa­mous Kur­dish writer, nov­el­ist and trans­la­tor. Briefly af­ter study­ing law at the Uni­ver­sity of Bagh­dad, Ah­mad worked as a judge for two years in Ar­bil and Hal­abja. He then chose to leave his job to pur­sue his po­lit­i­cal and lit­er­acy goals. In 1949, Ah­mad was ar­rested and sen­tenced to jail for four years-two years served in Bagh­dad and two years in Kirkuk.

There was a lot of spec­u­la­tion over his works and how they re­volved around his po­lit­i­cal stance. Ibrahim Ah­mad was praised and ac­knowl­edged as one of the great­est Kur­dish writ­ers and poet of his time. Some of his more popular works in­clude "Yag­dar U Hiwa" (Mem­o­ries and Hope) and "Dwa Tiri Ke­wan" (The Last Ar­row of the Bow).

Ibrahim Ah­mad wrote col­lec­tions in vary­ing top­ics, not be­ing renown in a spe­cific one, but rather be­ing com­pli­mented for his all-around abil­i­ties as poet and nov­el­ist as well. From cat­e­gories rang­ing from ro­mance to po­lit­i­cal and even so­ci­etal strug­gles, Ah­mad man­ages to re­main di­verse con­cern­ing the gen­res. He died in the year 2000. Ah­mad's lit­er­ary works in­spire peo­ple ev­ery­where.

Short sto­ries:

Ah­mad's short sto­ries, ar­ti­cles and po­ems were pub­lished in three dif­fer­ent mag­a­zines: Gelawêj, Hawar and Jiyan. He has also pub­lished many books.

1. Yadgarî Lawan (Mem­o­ries of youth), Col­lec­tion of poem and sto­ries, Bagh­dad, 1933.

2. Kwêrew­erî (Mis­ery), Col­lec­tion of short sto­ries, Bagh­dad, 1959.

3. Bawik û Kur (Fa­ther and son), short story, pub­lished in the mag­a­zine Çirîkey Kur­dis­tan, Eng­land, 1979.

4. Pirsey Şe­hîd (The vigil of martyr), short story, pub­lished in the mag­a­zine Çirîkey Kur­dis­tan, Eng­land, 1980. Nov­els: 1. Janî Gel ( The suf­fer­ing of the peo­ple), Novel, 1972, Iraq.

2. Dirk û Gul (The thorn and the flower), in two vol­umes, 1991. (writ­ten in 1961)

3. Awat û Nahumêdî (Ex­pec­ta­tions and Des­per­a­tion), writ­ten in 1933, not been pub­lished yet.

4. Herzekarî û He­jarî (Neg­li­gence and Poverty), writ­ten in 1972, un­pub­lished.

5. Jiyan û Xe­bat (Life and Strug­gle), writ­ten in 1961, un­pub­lished.

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