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an Iraqi author, poet, journalist, publisher, and political activist. He has published thirty volumes of poetry and seven books of prose.Saadi Youssef studied Arabic literature in Bagdad. He was influenced by the free verse of Badr Shakir as-Sayyab and Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayyati and was also involved in politics from an early age, leaving the country permanently in 1979 after Saddam Hussein's rise to power. At the time his work was heavily influenced by his socialist and anti-imperialist sympathies but has since also taken a more introspective, lyrical turn. He has also translated many well known writers into Arabic, including Oktay Rifat, Melih Cevdet Anday, Garcia Lorca, Yiannis Ritsos, Walt Whitman and Constantine Cavafy. Since leaving Iraq Youssef has lived in many countries, including Algeria, Lebanon, France, Greece, Cyprus, Yugoslavia and currently he resides in London.
is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician, currently a senator for Catamarca Province and a former governor of that province. He is a member of the Saadi family that has dominated Catamarca politics, son of Vicente Saadi who first became governor of the province in the 1940s.Saadi studied law at the University of Buenos Aires graduating on 25 April 1977. He was president of the Peronist youth wing of Catamarca. In 1982 he was editor of the newspaper La Voz.