Abdullah Al-Baradouni (1929 – 1999) was a Yemeni writer and poet. He had published 12 poetry books as well as six other books on such topics as politics, folklore, and literature. He is considered Yemen's most famous poet.
The life of Abdullah Al-Baradouni
Al-Baradouni was born in Zaraja, Yemen. At the age of 6, he was inflicted with smallpox which blinded him.
He started writing poetry at the age of 13.
He studied at the House of Science and became a teacher of Arabic literature.
He advocated democracy and women's rights. He wrote critical poems of the government and the revolutionaries that overthrew them, which led to his imprisonment in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.