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Nizar Qabbani: Five Love Texts Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

     It has been a while since we last read any Arabic poetry! Today we are going to read a poem by the great Arab poet Nizar Qabbani. The poem is entitled, “Five Love Texts خـمــســةُ نــُُــصـــُـــوص عــَــن الــحــُـــبّ  ”. In the poem, Nizar boasts of being in love. He says that his love is…

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Expatriation and Nostalgia Posted by on May 13, 2012

       Yes, our blog today is about these sad feelings; expatrriation and nostalgia, experienced by the great and famous Prince of Poets أمــيـــرُ الــشــُــعــــراء in the Modern Arabic Literature. Ahmad Shawqi أحــمـــد شـــوقــــي wrote this patriotic poem قــصــيــدة وطــنــيـــة  in his exile الــمــنــفــى in Andalusia الأنــدلــُــس ; (now Southern Spain) during the First World War. In exile, Shawqi…

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Science and Manners Posted by on Mar 24, 2012

     Our blog today is about a masterpiece poem of the famous Egyptian Poet of the Nile شاعر النيل ; Hafez Ibrahim. The poem is called “Science and Manners العلم و الأخلاق“. Hafez chanted this wonderful poem in an opening ceremony حفل افتتاح of a new girls’ school in the city of Port Said in 1910…

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