About Abdul Kadar El Janaby
Abdul Kader El-Janabi , born on July 1 , 1944 in Baghdad , is an Iraqi poet , journalist , writer and translator , libertarian .
In his youth, several members of his family sympathize with the Iraqi Communist Party and it is influenced by surrealism .
But in the 1960s, he was forced into exile following the establishment of a Baath party police regime encouraged by the United States .
Exiled to Great Britain , he joined the Trotskyist movement, the International Marxist Group , led by Tariq Ali .
He then left for France where he has lived since 1972 . He mounted various magazines including Le Désir Libertaire ('Ar Raghba El-Ibâhiyya'). He published texts by Muslim libertines from the time of the Abbasid caliphate in Baghdad as well as texts by Georges Henein , the forerunner of surrealism in Egypt .
Refusing any sacred union in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict , he binds himself with Israeli writers and calls for a just solution in the conflict. He composes the collection Born in Baghdad with Romy Somek . He takes a very critical look at Arab intellectuals who use their language only to become zealous officials of despotism.
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