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Abdullah Sakhi is an Iraqi writer, journalist and translator, born in Baghdad in 1951. His first complete collection of stories Huqul Da’imat al-Khudhra (Fields forever Green) was published in Beirut, where he lived for a short time before moving to Damascus where he worked as a journalist and translator.
His translations include a collection of short stories by Hermen Hesse. For many years he has lived in London and in 2008 his first novel Khalf al-Saddah (Behind the Levee) was published. It was followed by Duroob al-Fuqdan (2013), excerpted in Banipal 61 – A Journey in Iraqi Fiction, and in 2017 Al-Laji’a (the Refugee).