Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani, the Syrian poet and diplomat, is acclaimed for his blend of simplicity and elegance in his poetry. He tackled themes like love, feminism, and Arab nationalism. Inspired by his sister’s tragic story, his work promotes feminist and progressive ideas. His collection, “The Brunette Told Me,” challenged conservative norms and gained official support from the Minister of Education. Damascus and the impact of the 1967 Six-Day War greatly influenced his poetry, including a provocative self-critique titled “Marginal Notes on the Book of Defeat.

Books Written by Nizar Qabbani