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The story of a poem Posted by on Oct 8, 2017

 This post tells the story of a very famous poem by the great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish,  called ‘To My Mother’ (إلى أمي). It was originally called an apology to my mother. Mahmoud Darwish tells that he had 3 brothers and 3 sisters, and he was the middle son. When older siblings are given duties, he was…

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Think of Others Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Mahmoud Darwish (Arabic: محمود درويش‎, 13 March 1942 – 9 August 2008) is a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. In his work, Palestine became a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and…

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