Adnan Al Sayegh Was Born In Al Kufa, Iraq, In Today He Is A Renowned International Award Winning PoetAt The Age Of , Adnan Was Forcibly Conscripted Into The Iraq Army Resistance Meant Execution As A Result, He Faced Injury And Death On The Battlefields Of The Iraq Iran War During This Cataclysmic Conflict, Adnan Was Detained For Reading Books Forbidden By The Iraqi Autocratic Authorities Along With Other Prisoners, He Was Confined In An Abandoned Stable, Situated On The Iran Iraq Borders This Encampment Was Surrounded By Hidden Land Mines And In Danger Of Being Obliterated By Enemy Bombing Raids All This Compelled Adnan, Albeit Surreptitiously And By Candlelight, To Create Poetry In Which He Fervently Denounced The Devastation Of War And The Horror Of DictatorshipsOn His Release From Confinement In The War Had Not Abated, But The Military Seconded Him Because Of His Literary Skills To Work On A Newspaper Whilst There He Continued To Vehemently Denounce The Injustice And Oppression Of The Ruling Regime In Durgham Hashem, The Newspaper S Editor, Was Killed On Orders From Sadam Hussein In , When A Section Of Adnan S Page Poem Uruk S Anthem A Poem Which Proclaims The Profound Despair Of The Iraqi People Was Adapted For The Theatre And Performed In Baghdad, Rumours Reached Him That His Life Also Was In Danger He Fled To Live In Jordan And Once Again Worked As A Journalist His Assistant Editor Was Nahed Hattar, Who In October Was Assassinated In Jordan For Publishing An Incongruous CaricatureWhilst Working In Jordan, On Receipt Of Further Threats, Adnan Fled To Beirut In The Full Length Uruk S Anthem Was Published This So Enraged Sadam Hussein S Son Uday That He Condemned Adnan To Death To Save His Life, Adnan Left Beirut And Found Refuge In Sweden, Via The UN, In October Since He Has Been Living In Exile In LondonAdnan Has Used Words As A Weapon To Decry The Devastation Of War And The Barbarity Of Dictatorship However, The Power Of His Pen Has Also Given Him Poetic Permission To Overcome The Power Of Their Bullets , And Reach Beyond The Political And Religious Extremism That Has Caused Him So Much Anguish This Allowed Him To Embrace, With A Lighter Stroke Of His Pen, A Poetic Vision Which Encompasses The Beauty And Love In The Natural WorldHe Has Transported Not Only The Reader But Himself, From The Darkness Into Light And From The Sinister To Smiles Despite Appalling Difficulties Adnan Upholds The Courage Of His Convictions That Nations And Mankind Who Have Been Divided Through Religious Extremism, Dictatorship And War, Will One Day Be United By A Bond Of Fellowship And Freedom A World Filled With Peace, Where Everyone Will Be Free To Walk Forward Into The LightA Full List Of Adnan S Awards Are Listed In This Book His Poetry Has Been Translated Into Many Languages And He Is Frequently Invited To Take Part In Poetry Festivals Around The World
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