Omar Youssef Souleimane 


Image / Claude Gassian © Flammarion

 Omar Youssef Souleimane will be interviewed by Jean-Philippe Imbert (SALIS/DCU) around matters pertaining to gender, sexuality, identity politics,  and migration.
This public event is free. All welcome.
Language: English

Omar Youssef Souleimane is a poet and journalist, born in 1987 in al-Qutayfah, Syria. He spends part of his childhood in Saudi Arabia. He studies Arabic literature in the Al-Baath University of Homs. From 2006 to 2010, he is a journalist in Syria. In 2011, he takes part in the demonstrations against the state of emergency in force since 1963.
The civil war having broken out and Suleiman being wanted by the secret services of his country, he leaves Syria for Jordan. In 2012, he reaches France which grants him asylum. There, he learns French,  a language in which he publishes several collections of poems.
In 2016, he wins the Prix Amélie-Murat for the collection La Mort ne séduit pas les ivrognes.
In December 2016, he becomes program director at the International College of Philosophy.
In January 2018, Le Petit Terroriste is published, an autobiographical story in which he defends the freedom to criticize the religion in which he was raised, Islam. Two novels follow. 


Omar Youssef Souleimane is in Ireland under the aegis of the French Embassy in Ireland and the Alliance Française which facilitate this event for SALIS and EROSS@DCU, on the occasion of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2023

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