From London weekly Socialist Worker:
Iraqi poet Saadi Youssef on ‘bullet censorship’
Acclaimed Iraqi poet Saadi Youssef spoke to Jonathan Maunder about his life and work, and about the current state of politics and poetry in the Middle East
Saadi Youssef is one of Iraq’s best known poets.
His work is renowned throughout the Middle East and beyond.
Saadi fled Iraq in 1979 after Saddam Hussein tightened his hold on power. He now lives just outside London.
With the recent Israeli onslaught on Lebanon in mind, I asked Saadi about the time he spent living in Beirut during Israel’s 1982 invasion of the country.
British soldiers don’t want to go to Iraq: here.