Yassin al-Haj Saleh is a Syrian writer and political dissident. He writes widely on political, social and cultural subjects relating to Syria and the Arab world for a variety of international Arabic-language publications.
Born in Raqqa, he spent 16 years as a political prisoner in Syria, from 1980 to 1996, and was living in exile in Turkey after 2013. He has written nine books in Arabic, and some of his work is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
He is a founding member of Al-Jumhuriya Collective
Before the Syrian uprising ten years ago, there was a scarcity of literature by Syrians about the country during the...