Rojen Barnas

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Rojen Barnas is the pen name of Mehmet Gemici (born 1945), a contemporary Kurdish poet and writer. He was born in the Diyarbakır region in south-eastern Turkey. He became active in Kurdish politics in the 1970s. He has made his home in Sweden since 1981. He started publishing a Kurdish magazine called Tîrêj (ku) in the 1970s. He has also published articles in other Kurdish journals such as Hêvî (ku) and Nûdem (ku).[1]


  1. In the early dawn (Li bandeva spêde), Izmir, 1980.
  2. The moon in the sky of Diyarbakir (Heyv li esmanê Diyarbekirê), 119 pp., 1984. ISBN 91-85242-69-1.
  3. The kingdom of love (Milkê Evînê), 81 pp., Nûdem Publishers, Stockholm, 1995. ISBN 91-88592-14-6.
  4. Then (Hingê), 83 pp., Nûdem Publishers, Stockholm, 1997. (short stories)