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Redwan Abushwesha was born in al-Aziziya, Libya, in 1945. He is a writer and a painter. He has published one collection of short stories, a novel, several texts on Libyan history. He has one collection in English translation, The King of the Dead and other Libyan Tales (Martin Brien and O’Keefe, London, 1977). Several of his stories have been translated into Serbian, Russian, Polish and English. He has had many solo exhibitions of his paintings. His daughter, the award-winning film-maker Farah Abushwesha, adapted one of his short stories for the film Chicken Soup, produced by the British Council in 2006 and starring Nadim Sawalha.