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Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Laila Neihoum

Laila Neihoum is a journalist, poet, editor and translator. She was the first Libyan author to join the International Writers Program at the prestigious University of Iowa Writing Program. She...

Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Fagih

Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Fagih is one of the world's most renowned authors, poets, critics and lecturers on the topic of Arabic literature. Fagih has produced a large body of work, including Valley...

Magdy El Shafee

Magdy El Shafee was born in Libya in 1961. He started a comic series for children in Alaa Eddin in 2003 and started publishing strips in El Dostoor in 2005. That year he also launched the first...

Khaled Mattawa

Khaled Mattawa was born in 1964 in Benghazi, Libya, where he received his primary education. In 1979 he immigrated to the United States. He is the author of two books of poems, Zodiac of Echoes...

Mohammed Al-Asfar

Mohammed Al-Asfar's writing has been described as an expression of the grief of living under dictatorship. In this way, his work describes the unsaid and unmentionable. His characters are a...

Ibrahim al-Koni

Born in 1948 in Ghadames Oasis, Ibrahim al-Koni was brought up on the tradition of the Tuaregs, popularly known as "the veiled men" or "the blue men." Mythological elements,...

Sadiq Neihoum

The late Sadiq Neihoum lived in Geneva and wrote compelling works on the history of Islam and Islam's potential contribution to the modern world.

Ashur Etwebi

Ashur Etwebi, born in 1952, is a poet, novelist and translator. He is a member of the League of Libyan Writers. His books include collections of his poems Balcony Poems (1993) and Your Friends...

Luciana Capretti

Luciana Capretti was born in Tripoli, Libya and studied in Rome. A journalist with RAI International, for many years she corresponded from New York. Her first novel, Ghibli, was published by...
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