Among Kurds, Bachtyar Ali has long been a celebrated author. In Germany, he shot to fame when ″Der letzte Granatapfel″ (The Last. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The renowned Kurdish novelist Bachtyar Ali received a prestigious prize for literature in Germany’s Dortmund. Venue: Stadtgarten, Venloer Straße 40, Cologne Combined ticket for Bachtyar Ali and Mazzaj Rap Band: 8 €, reduced 5 € Doors open

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Inevitably, the novel seduces the reader. Inhe received the Nelly-Sachs-Preis award, which is only given every other year.

Interview with Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali: “I only exist where my words take flight” –

Top Republican to urge Trump to rethink Syria pullout. The book is the story of this search. My activities as a journalist and author angered many politicians.

Andesha, p. For their part, some European readers cannot free themselves from the image of the Arabian Nights. Oriental culture is often reduced to two dimensions, Arabian Nights and Islamism, and that has nothing to do with reality.

Birgit Svensson’s biographical account “Murderous Freedom” Between heaven and hell — fifteen years in Iraq Her journey draws Khandan into a search for a God who does not oppose love, a,i God who has been missing from her life for so long. Dictators are not interested in a peaceful world.


Postmodernismmagic realismliterary fiction. He was born in Bethlehem and lived by the Sea of Galilee. Readers’ comments can be found by Google and other search engines.

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Without a victory over nationalism, there will be no radical change. The author Ali Sharafiar, Bachtyar Ali’s alter ego, is tasked with writing about the life of Jaladati Kotr, a simple flute player who, over the course of his life, has become a legend. He was born in Bethlehem and lived by the Sea of Galilee. Parwana is killed, and Khandan forced to watch. Now Unionsverlag publishes in German his powerful parable. The whole novel is an insightful journey through the soul of Middle Eastern society, its divisions and fatal fallings out; an interpretation of the fanatical and strictly religious side set against the desire to live freely without restrictions from religious and social forces.

Repression against journalists A world of Khashoggis.

The prize is named after the German-Swedish writer Nelly Sachs who penned her experiences about being Jewish during the Nazi period in Germany. How did that come about?

Bachtyar Ali has succeeded bacgtyar many authors from war-torn regions have failed: Although Ali is also an essayist, poet and intellectual, he is more known for his novels.

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Newest Most Read Most Comments. It takes the reader to another world, like a fairy tale. The Barons respond by attempting to crush these would-be avengers, though their real war is waged against the imagination itself — a prized, elusive commodity for which intellectuals, merchants, political elites and humble workers all search in one way or another. That’s not the half of it.

Bachtyar Ali

He is obsessed with the idea of his lost son Saryasi whom he left behind bachttyar an infant and now wishes to find. Iraqi Kurdistan in the s: You understand immediately why the bwchtyar has cult status in the Middle East. Graham knows this very well Ali writes in the Sorani dialect of the Kurdish language, but many of his writings have been translated into several other languages, including English and Persian.

I write in order to liberate the meaning of freedom from political illusions.