Abdulla Pashew

Abdulla Pashew


Abdulla Pashew is a Kurdish poet and writer. Born in 1946 in Hawler, the capital city of southern Kurdistan, he attended the Teachers’ Training Institute there before traveling to the former Soviet Union, where he obtained a master’s degree in pedagogy, specializing in foreign languages. He obtained his Ph.D. in philology from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1984 and, afterwards, worked as a professor at the University of Tripoli (formerly Al Fateh University) in Libya. His most recent publication was his two-volume Collected Poems: Baraw Zardapar (Towards Twilight) and Hespim Hewrew Rikefim Chiya (My Horse is a Cloud, My Stirrup a Mountain). He has also translated the works of Walt Whitman and Alexander Pushkin into Kurdish.

Buy Abdullah Pashew’s latest book, Dictionary of Midnight (translated by Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse), on Amazon.

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