Ehmede Xane

Ehmede Xane, the greatest Kurdish poet ever, lived between 1651-1707, in Cizire, a town that lies in the province of Mardin. Ehmede Xane, the author of "Mem and Zin", the great Kurdish love story is concidered to be the epoqee of Kurdish literture. Ehmede Xani's work is a clear evidence of the reality of the Kurdish literature since the tenth century. Xane back in the 1600's saw and wrote the Kurdish situation. In his work Kurdish patriotism and Kurdish reality are incredibly powerful. When people of the region were in the midst of religious conflicts and identified themselves as Christians or Moslems instead of their ethnic origins, Xane's thesis for an independent Kurdistan was all too advanced. The remarkable fact is that Xani lived before the rise of modern nationalism.