November 7, 2020

Literature mirrors Identity

Ahmed Omer Sheikh

by Asmait Futsumbrhan | We talk to Mr. Ahmed Omer Sheikh, a founding member of the Arabic Department at the Ministry of Information who has played a great role in developing Arabic literature over the years. His writings range from political articles to novels. Mr. Ahmed’s works have enabled him to mingle internationally with other authors. He has published five novels and three collections of poems and has won many awards. He has a degree in Economics and public administration from king Abdel Aziz University, but his passion for the written word took him along a different path. Here he talks about his journey as a journalist and as a writer.

Thank you for your time. Would you please tell us about your work?
Well, I was first assigned to work at the Ministry of Information in 1992. Even though journalism was never my field, I stated working at the radio department in the Arabic language program. Soon, I began working as an anchor and leading other programs that inspired young Eritreans to…


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