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I Didn’t Apologize to the Well … Palestinian Peace Poet, Mahmoud Darwish

I Didn’t Apologize to the Well … Palestinian Peace Poet, Mahmoud Darwish

peace, peace and justice, poem, Poetry
With the largest number of migrants the world has ever seen - 244 million in 2015 - people who are displaced by exile, violence, poverty and environmental issues resulting from climate change, it's hard not to think of poets like Darwish who lived or live large portions of their lives in exile from their homelands. “. . . he says I am from there, I am from here, but I am neither there nor here. I have two names which meet and part… I have two languages, but I have long forgotten— which is the language of my dreams” Mahmoud Darwish's farewell to Edward Said (1935-2003), professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual and founder of the field of postcolonial studies. Said was educated in the Western Cannon. He was a Palestinian-American born in Mandatory Palest...