I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.
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Without literature my life would be miserable.
an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind.
The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art.
Events at home, at work, in the street - these are the bases for a story.
We are passing through a very sensitive time, and on the whole, this country is facing very big problems.
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