Khalid Kaki was born in Kirkuk in 1971. He studied Spanish
Literature and Philology at the University of Baghdad 1989-
93, and at Autónoma University in Madrid (1997-2000) where
he has lived since 1996. He has published four collections of
poetry – Unsafely (Alwah, Madrid, 1998), The Guard’s Notes
(Alaliph, Madrid, 2001), Cages in a Bird (Phenix, Cairo 2005)
and Ashes of the Pomegranate Tree (Alfalfa, Madrid, 2011) – and
two collections of short stories – The Land of Facing Mirrors
(Alahlia Editions, Baghdad 2005), and The Suicide of Jose
Buenavida (Almutawasit, Milan 2016).
Anthologies featuring Khalid Kaki
Iraq + 100 poses a question to ten Iraqi writers: what might your country look like in the year 2103 – a century after the disastrous American- and British-led invasion, and 87 years down the line from its current, nightmarish battle for survival?