Bushnaf is a Libyan writer. He began his literary career as a playwright and essayist, before writing his debut novel, Chewing Gum, in 2008. This novel was banned in Libya under the Gaddafi regime. Bushnaf had previously been noticed by the state in the 1970s when he was imprisoned for twelve years following the publication of his play When Rats Govern.
Bushnaf currently writes for Libyan and North-African publishing houses and websites.