Ibrahim Selman


Ibrahim Selman (Kurdistan, Iraq, 1952) fled to Baghdad at the age of nine. As a student he opted for the dramatic arts. Until 1980 he worked for the state broadcasting company. In 1981 he applied for asylum in the Netherlands. Now he writes plays, poems, essays and novels in Dutch. He directs plays and films and has also worked as an actor. His most recent book is Dapper hart gezocht, which is about the country of his birth (2007). He has also published several articles in Trouw, NRC Handelsblad and de Volkskrant.

Brief bibliography

Dapper hart gezocht (J.M. Meulenhoff, 2007), Tedere zielen (Prometheus, 2006), Vrijheid is dood (In de Knipscheer, 2000), En de zee spleet in tweeën (In de Knipscheer, 2000), Ik dacht aan kokosnoot (In de Knipscheer, 2002), Dans van een bevroren land (De Geus, 1998).



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