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Bakhtiyar Ali

Bakhtiyar Ali is a prominent contemporary Kurdish writer from Iraq. Ali, who lives in Germany, is a prolific novelist, poet, critic, and columnist. He has published dozens of books, including eight novels. He is considered one of the most influential writers of his generation.

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