Monday, July 22

Libyan Writer, Yousef Sharif, Dies at 83

Tripoli_ Libyan writer Yousef Sharif died in Tripoli on Friday at the age of 83 due to covid-19. The late Sharif dedicated most of his writings to children and took them as topic of his works.

He was one of the pioneers of the short story in Libya and was highly praised by critics in Libya and the Arab world. He published four collections of short stories among them Al-Jidar (The Wall) which received much appraise. He was also a play writer.

Born in the town of Waddan in middle of the Libyan desert in 1938, Sharif received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Benghazi in 1963.

He became the chairman of the Libyan Radio and later was appointed Minister of Information. In 2018, he gave his personal library as a gift to the University of Benghazi. May Allah bless him.

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