was born in Damascus in 1951. He graduated in Philosophy and Social Studies from Damascus University in 1982.
Since 1988 he has published five collections of short stories. Some stories have been translated into Italian, Bulgarian, French and English.
He spent some years in jail for his political activities.
Banipal No 33 Autumn/Winter 2008
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