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Golan Haji

Poet and Kurdish translator from Syria

Golan Haji (1977, Amouda, Syria) studied medicine at the University of Damascus and has a post-graduate degree in pathology. He currently lives in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis. He has published four books of poetry in Arabic: He Called Out Within The Darknesses (2004), Someone Sees You as a Monster (2008), Autumn, Here, is Magical and Vast (2013) and Scale of Injury (2016); as well as A Tree Whose Name I Don't Know (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2017) in English. He has also published Until The War (2016), a book of prose based on interviews with Syrian women. Meanwhile, his work as an English and French translator includes the books of Mark Strand, Robert Louis Stevenson and Alberto Manguel. 


Has participated in

Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest