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Abdulrahman Matar

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Abdulrahman Matar
Writer and journalist from Syria, resident in Canada(ON) since 2015, poet and novelist. He worked in the culture & media in Syria and Libya. He is a researcher in Euro-Mediterranean relations, human rights and terrorism issues, and he is an activist on freedoms and civil society issues. Founder and Director of the Mediterranean Studies Center & Syrian-Mediterranean Cultural Forum - SEEGULL.
He publishes the research and articles in the Arabic press.
He has published five books: Blood is not red (common stories 1983), Rain leaves - Poetry 1999 , The evening Rose - Poetry 2000, Mediterranean Studies 2001,Wild Mirage - Novel 2015,and a some manuscripts.
His books have received good attention, and dozens of articles have been written about them in various Arab media.
 He was arrested five times and spent nearly 10 years in prison as a result of his writings, freedom of expression, and his positions on issues of freedom and human rights.
His novel "Wild Mirage" deals with his experiences in political imprisonment, torture, deprivation, abuse and the oppression. Matar is a Membership of Syrian writers' Association, and the Association of Journalists.
Membership of "Writer in Exile" / PEN Canada.
Membership of Writers’ Union of Canada.
E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


The Blood is not red - stories. Alef - Baa -syria, 1983
The Rain leaves - Poetry . Tanet - Maroco, 1998
The Evening Rose - Poetry . Tanet - Rabat / Damascus, 2000
Mediterranean Issues - Political Studies . Annwras - Damascus, 2001
Wild Mirage - Novel . Jadawel - Beirut, 2015
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