Abbas Khider is an Iraqi-German writer. As a 19-year-old he was arrested for political activities against the regime of Saddam Hussein and spent two years in prison, where he was tortured. Khider was released in 1996 and stayed on as a refugee in various countries until in 2000 he found asylum in Germany. In Munich and Berlin, he studied literature and philosophy. Khider initially began as a poet, then in 2008 he published his first novel, The Village Indian, in which he describes the fate of persecuted Iraqis. He lives and works in Berlin.
Iraqi refugee Kusay Hussain and Scottish PEN member Sue Reid Sexton have worked together on putting his stories about Iraq (before, during and after the US/UK invasion) into English.
Supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow.
From 19:00 - 20:30 at CCA CLUBROOM Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, Scotland.
More information from: Scottish Writers' Centre http://scottishwriterscentre.org.uk/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=35&cntnt01returnid=57.
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