Imprisoned as a political dissident in the 1970s, he began writing in prison. Some of his writing was published in clandestine journals. He has continued to write, in Arabic and in French, since moving to France, where he been living for three decades. In his work, Al-Hamdani opposed Saddam Hussein's government, and subsequently the United States-led Occupation of Iraq.
He is particularly known in France for his 2003 poem "Baghdad Mon Amour" ("Baghdad My Beloved").
- "Salah Al Hamdani", Le Printemps des Poètes: biography and bibliography (in French)
- Words Without Borders, Literature from the "Axis of Evil", ISBN 978-1-59558-205-8, 2006, pp. 55–6: brief biography
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