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Lukman Derky

Contributor

Lukman Derky

Lukman Derky was born in Derbassiya, Syria, in 1966. He was a member of Aleppo University’s literary circle in the 1980s. He has published six collections of poetry and one of short stories. He has worked for television and theatre as a writer, actor, and author, also writing in Syrian and Arabic newspapers, with a daily column in Baladna, a Syrian paper. He is a cofounder of the satirical newspaper Al-Dumery, and founder of Alif magazine for new writing. He lives in Damascus.

Articles by Lukman Derky

Blackness
By Lukman Derky
We who were killed in all wars. In the Basus war our corpses dangled from the Turks’ gallows In Troy’s war We were behind the walls Blood dried in our veins Those besieging us never went away…
Translated from Arabic by Ali Al-Baghdadi
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