Literary critic, political commentator, and translator. Born 1951, in Kamichli, Syria, he graduated from Damascus University and continued higher studies in France and the UK.
Recent publications include: "The Novel and the Archive: How History Is Better Narrated?" "Before the Last Post in Postmodernism," "Frantz Fanon and the Postcolonial: Can the Subaltern Speak?" ((in Arabic); "Reading Raymond Williams, After Reading Edward Said ," "Exiles's Crossings: Mahmoud Darwish and the Lyric-Epic Form," (in English); "Palestine: L'enjeu culturel," and "Entretien avec Edward Said" (in French).
He translated into Arabic several works in history, philosophy, literary theory, and fiction; including: Montgomery Watt, Islamic Political Thought; Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Yasunary Kawabata, The Sound of the Mountain; S. H. Hooke, Middle Eastern Mythology; Michel Ziraffa, Myth and the Novel; Edward Said, Afterwards to Orientalism.
A regular contributor to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London.
Lives and works in Paris, France.