poet Ibrahim Nasrallah

Ibrahim Nasrallah

Biography of Ibrahim Nasrallah

Ibrahim Nasrallah poet

Ibrahim Nasrallah (Arabic: إبراهيم نصرالله‎; born 1954 in Amman, Jordan, in Wihdat refugee camp) is a Jordanian-Palestinian poet, novelist, professor, painter and photographer.
He studied in the UN agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) schools and at the UNRWA Teacher Training College in Amman. He taught in Saudi Arabia for 2 years in the Al Qunfudhah region and worked as a journalist between 1978 and 1996. Nasrallah then returned to Jordan and worked at Dostur, Afaq and Hasad newspapers. He is in charge of cultural activities at Darat-al-Funun in Amman. He has published 14 books of poetry, 13 novels and two children's books. In 2009 his novel The Time of White Horses was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Nasrallah is a member of the Sakakini General Assembly. In 2006, Ibrahim Nasrallah decided to dedicate himself fully to his writing profession.

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Freedom

Away from the flowerpots
and the scissors of the housewives
in the graveyards the rose bushes whisper:
More sadly - here - time passes
but the buds do not know fear