is a writer and journalist, born in Al-Hudaida, Yemen, in 1968. He lives in Saudi Arabia where he works as cultural editor for Al-Hayat newspaper, Riyadh office. Since 1997 he has published two collections of short stories and two novels.




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Banipal No 36 Literature in Yemen Today (2009)


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