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Tamim al-Barghouti

Tamim al-Barghouti tijdens Bluff Your Way into Arabic Literature  in Theater aan het Spui in Den Haag, op zaterdagmiddag 19 januari in Winternachten 2008 - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Tamim al-Barghouti tijdens Bluff Your Way into Arabic Literature in Theater aan het Spui in Den Haag, op zaterdagmiddag 19 januari in Winternachten 2008 - foto Serge Ligtenberg

(1977, Egypt) is a poet and political scientist. He is the only son of the Egyptian writer Radwa Ashour and the Palestine poet Mourid Al-Barghouti. Al-Barghouti is working on a publication on political identity in the Middle East and since 2007 has worked at the University of Berlin as a reseach assistant. He has published four books of poetry: Meejana (1999), Al-Manzar (2000), Qaluli Bethebb Masr (2005) and Maqam Iraq (2005). His poems regularly appear in daily papers and magazines in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. His poems have won Al-Barghouti various prizes, including the poetry prize of the Regional Cultural Foundation in Marrakesh, Morocco. Characteristic for Al-Barghouti's style is the use of various dialects in his poems, thus he combines Palestinian, Egyptian and Iraqi dialects in combination with Modern Standard Arabic. After his study in politicfal science and international relations he worked some time for the United Nations in New York and Sudan.

(WIN 2008)

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  • Winternachten 2008 – Winternachten zaterdagavond

    Prophesies of the new generation of poets

    Come and see: Seven young poets from allover the world enter the stage as modern prophets. They will conclude this Winternight prophesying with a poem assigned by the festival. What kind of future awaits us? Tamiem al-Barghuti (Palestine), Lamis Saidi (Algeria), Violetta Simatupang (Indonesia), Saskia de Jong (Netherlands), Ester Naomi Perquin (Netherlands) and Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa) read and Osama Abdulrasol and Henk de Laat will improvise on the poems on ud and bass. The poets will also read from existing work. Yra van Dijk leads the (English) programme.