Khaled Najar

(1949 / Tunis)

Khaled Najar
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Khaled Najar was born in Tunis in 1949. He is descended from a Bedouin family from the south of the country. At the end of the 1960's he published his first poems and began to work as a journalist. He has written for various Arabic newspapers and magazines, including »Almostaqbal« and »Al Watan Al-Arabi«, as well as »Alhayat«, and was a member of the editorial team of »Akbar El Adab« in Cairo. In addition, he undertook journalistic work for UNESCO in Paris.
Najar is a knowledgeable connoisseur of Arab as well as of occidental culture and is recognised as the most lyrical poet in the francophone literature of Tunisia. more »

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  • Mustapha Najar (3/4/2018 9:05:00 AM)

    He is my brother and we live faraway from each other we have our ups and downs but he still is my brother even if we don’t often agree on few things I love him and now he is my only brother today we lost our older one

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Poem 2

Like the sun under water
your face,
like time
a crucifix in my night.
In the memory of days,
lakes from a star
bring the wind back to my house
and give me
our childhood that died
the way butterflies die
in a summer without shores.

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