Mahmoud Darwish

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Birthday
13, 1941
Birthplace
Al-Birwa, Palestine
Death Date
Aug 9, 2008 (67)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
13, 1941
Birthplace
Al-Birwa, Palestine
Death Date
Aug 9, 2008 (67)

About

A Palestinian writer and poet, he is known for works such as Wingless Birds, Leaves of Olives, and The Bodily Anthem. Also a political activist, he belonged to both the Israeli communist party and the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Before Fame

He published his first collection of poems when he was nineteen years old.

Trivia

His numerous awards include the Lenin Peace Prize and the French Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Family Life

At the time of his death, he was divorced from his second wife, Hayat Heeni.

Associated With

He was awarded the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Prize in 1993.