Mahmoud Darwish, World-Renowned Palestinian Poet

Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the birth of Mahmoud Darwish, the most eminent Palestinian poet, featuring readings of his poems in several languages: Czech, English and French.

The special guest will be the renowned Syrian literary critic and expert on Darwish’s oeuvre, the Paris-based Subhi Hadidi, who will discuss the Palestinian poet’s significance in the global context. Associate Professor František Ondráš from the Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, a seasoned specialist in Arabic literature, will discuss Darwish in the Czech context.

The poems will be read by actors Sara Arnstein, Hélène Genet, Karel Dlouhý, Jiří Šimek, Daniel Brown and others, while Monika Načeva and Marwan Alsolaiman will provide musical accompaniment.

The evening will conclude with a tasting of Levantine cuisine.

Event detail

Event start
10. 3. 2016 19:00 - 21:00
Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
Organizing Institution
Václav Havel Library, Department of Near Eastern and African Studies FA
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