Abdullah Goran

Abdullah Goran

 

(full name, Abdullah Suleiman Goran). Born 1904, in Sulaimaniya, Iraq. Iraqi Kurdish poet.

Goran was born into a poet’s family. From 1927 to 1935 he taught school; later, from 1952 to 1954, he edited the newspaper Zhin (Life). He was subjected to persecution and imprisonment for his political activity. Goran’s work began to be published in 1920. His poem Gift From the God of War (1941) is directed against militarism; his qasidas Red Laveks (1950) are directed against imperialist aggression in Korea. At the end of 1958, Goran visited the USSR, where he wrote a series of anti-imperialist poems (Prison of Azhdahak and others).

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Abdullah Goran was in Kirkuk when Hama was murdered.
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