Halim Youssef

Writing is the gait of a person unfamiliar with swimming who walks in deep water.

It is as if a fire is burning in your soul and you are blocking the way so that your fingertip does not burn either.

I’m writing about a country that fell from the cart of history, then got bitten in both ears by geography.

Writing in Kurdish,

is the result of 2700 years of loss in the middle of the dust.