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Mīkhāʾīl , Murād
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Murād Mīkhāʾīl was an Iraqi/Israeli  poet, short story writer, literary historian, and educator. Born in Baghdad in 1906, he was educated at the Raḥel Shaḥmūn and Alliance Israélite Universelle schools; in 1938 he graduated from the Baghdad Law College. Between 1928 and 1940 he taught Arabic language and literature at the Shammāsh School in Baghdad, and in 1941 he was appointed its headmaster, continuing in that position until 1947.

From the early 1920s, Mīkhāʾīl  showed a strong interest in poetry and, to a lesser degree, in fiction. In 1922, he published his fi…

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Reuven Snir, “Mīkhāʾīl , Murād”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 05 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0015300>
First published online: 2010

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