Mehmed Emîn Bozarslan

Mehmed Emîn Bozarslan, (1935- ), is a Kurdish writer. He was born in Diyarbakır in south-eastern Turkey. He moved to Sweden as political asylum seeker in 1978, and he has been living in Uppsala Sweden since then. The most famous of his early works was Alfabê which was the first ABC-Book for Kurdish learning that was published in Turkey in 1968. The books were impounded immediately by a Turkish court. Emin was arrested and jailed under separatism charges. He was released after a while but jailed again in another occasion under military regime from spring 1971 to summer of 1974. He moved to Sweden as political asylum seeker in 1978, and he has been living in Uppsala, Sweden since then.