Quickfire Dialogue with Sayîme Xakpûr

If you write a letter to God, what would you say?

I have so many complaints to God, especially I would complain about why God is silent against the situation of the Kurds… 

Who is the person that you love most? 

My mother.

What would you not want to happen if you built a world for yourself?

Absolutely no war! A world with peace and justice. 

What is your favourite book?

In general, I love books and I am a good librarian. 

When you are dead, who would you most like to visit your grave? (It does not matter if s/he is dead or alive)

I do not want anyone to visit my grave when I die; I prefer that they visit and stay with me while I am alive.

What worries you the most?

The early death of my father. It was too early, we should have lived longer and more together, but fate wasn’t with us.

If you scratch one name to Diyarbakir’s walls, whose name would it be?

My love!

Which period do you want to live in?

The time I live now!

If you were born one more time, what would you do again? 

I would like to be a translator again, I love this field and literature too much.

What would you most like to do before you die?

Travel the world!

What do you most dream about?

A free life and world with loved ones. 

What is the pain in your heart in this life?

So far, I have not come across anything that has broken my heart, but perhaps It will occur sooner or later. 

If you wanted to change something about yourself, what would it be?

I would change my age and go back to my childhood!

What is your biggest achievement?

My work for Kurdish culture and literature can be my greatest achievement.

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This news was translated by Betül Demir

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