Monday, October 2, 2023 05:18 PM
The family of the Syrian novelist, poet and screenwriter held a funeral today Khalid KhalifaHis body, from the “Lala Mustafa Pasha” Mosque in Damascus, left our world yesterday, passed away at the age of 59, and his burial place was buried in Al-Taqaliba Cemetery, 2 Martyrs..
Tomb of Khalid Khalifa
Khaled Khalifa was born in 1964 in Aleppo. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in 1988. A member of the literary club at the university, he wrote poems, plays and some documentaries as well as short and feature films. “Bab al-Maqam.” He also established his friends at the University of Aleppo, Aleph magazine..
His first novel “The Deception Keeper” was published in 1993, while his second novel was published in 2000 titled “The Notebooks of the Gurbad”. His third novel, “Fame of Hate,” was published in 2008. It attracted worldwide media attention and has been translated into many languages.
In 2013, Khaled Khalifa’s novel “No Saxons in the Kitchens of This City” won the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, one of the Arab world’s highest literary awards. In 2016, his masterpiece “Death is hard work” was published, after which his novel “No One Prays for Them” was published in 2019, recently celebrated by foreign media. A few months before his death, especially last November, he published a book “On the next table. Eagle,” is an autobiographical book..
Khalid Khalifa, who studied law and graduated from the faculty of law, can be called the hero of the Syrian novel. This novel was like a conflict field for him, through which he expressed a political position without problems and human rights. No ambiguity, and until the last days of his life he carried his anxiety over Syria and wept for his lost childhood.