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Aḥmad ʿUmar Shaykh
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b. December 1966.


Gori (1995a), 103.


Born in Jiddah and studied at King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia. Has worked as a journalist for Iritriyā al-ḥadītha and as a broadcaster for the radio station, “Voice of the Eritrean Masses”.

He has also published in both Egyptian and Gulf journals.


1. Ḥina lam yaʿud al-gharīb.

15 poems on the independence struggle and its successful outcome; description in Gori (1995), 103.

Publ. Asmara: Francescana Printing Press, 1993, 54 pp., for al-Ittiḥād al-Waṭanī li’l-S…

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“Aḥmad ʿUmar Shaykh”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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