Samih al-Qasim

(1939 / palestine)

Samih al-Qasim
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Samīħ al-Qāsim ( (Arabic: سميح القاسم‎;[1] Hebrew: סמיח אל קאסם‎;[2][3] born 1939) is a Palestinian Druze whose Arabic poetry is well known throughout the Arab World. His poetry is influenced by two primary periods of his life: Before and after the Six-Day War. He joined the Communist Hadash political party in 1967. Al-Qasim has published several volumes and collections of poetry.
Al-Qasim was born in 1939 in the city of az-Zarqa in northern Jordan while his father served in the Arab Legion of King Abdullah. He came from a Druze family from the town of Rameh in the Upper Galilee. He attended primary school there and then later graduated from secondary school in Nazareth. His family did ... more »

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