The Kurdish writer Ibrahim Ahmad
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.
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 Herzekarî û Hejarî (Negligence and Poverty), written in 1972, unpublished.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 Jiyan û Xebat (Life and Struggle), written in 1961, unpublished.