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Synopsis Yousif al-Saigh (1933-2005) is a famous Iraqi poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and painter. Two tragedies, one political and one personal, influenced his prominent literary career. Born in Mosul, Iraq, in 1930 (although some sources cite 1933 as his birth date), al-Saigh was an early political activist. He joined the Iraqi Communist Party during the [...]
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