Khaled Khalifa


Born
Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic

Arabic: خالد خليفة

Khaled Khalifa was born in 1964, in a village close to Aleppo, Syria. He is the fifth child of a family of thirteen siblings.

He studied law at Aleppo University and actively participated in the foundation of Aleph magazine with a group of writers and poets. A few months later, the magazine was closed down by Syrian censorship.

He currently lives in Damascus where he writes scripts for cinema and television.
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“La vita dona sempre un'occasione meravigliosa per prenderti gioco dei tuoi nemici, se ce l'hai fatta ad uscire vivo dalle loro mani.”
Khaled Khalifa, Elogio dell'odio

“The story of their father’s body got no sympathy from them; they had seen too many bodies already. As ever, death was so close to them that they had stopped giving it any particular consideration.”
Khaled Khalifa, Death Is Hard Work

“Surrendering to one’s memories is the best way of escaping the wounds they preserve; constant repetition robs them of their brilliance and sanctity.”
Khaled Khalifa, Death Is Hard Work

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