Dewran Evdirehîm

(Yildiz Abdurrahim)
©Alexandre Katchkaev
  • country
  • Kurdistan
  • disciplines
  • poetry, writing
  • languages
  • English, French, Kurdish, Turkish
  • born on 17.11.1982
  • in Hasana, Kurdistan
  • lives in Paris, France

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Born in 1982 in Hasana, next to the city of Mardin in the Turkish Kurdistan, Dewran Evdirehîm, whose official name is Abdurrahim Yildiz, is a Kurdish writer and poet. In 2000, he started studying landscaping at the University of Adana. He advocated for the right to study in Kurdish language and ends up being excluded by the university in 2002, then is convicted to 15 years of prison in 2005. During the 11 years and 3 months he spent in prison, he writes 5 books, 3 of which are novels (Jînek Berxwedêr,  2012 ; Reşeba, 2014 ; Kenên Hinekirî,  2017) and 2 collections of poems (Serêkaniyê, 2014 ; Pirseke Serjêkirî, 2021), and resumes his studies in economics. He is preparing a cycle of poems in French on the Kurdish issue. He arrived in France in 2020, and became a member of the agency of artists in exile. At the end of 2021, he spends 3 months in an artistic residency at the Cité internationale des arts and participates in the persecuted, imprisoned and impeded writers’ week in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.