"An impassioned engagement with place inspired Mahmoud Darwish to write poetry that made a huge impact across the Arabic world."
"Mahmoud Darwish, who has died following surgery in the US, was the most significant Arab poet of the last three decades."
"His poetry ranges from lyrical poems to more complex works which problematise discussions of decolonisation - opening it up to questions of exile, both political and metaphysical. He gradually moved from the lyrical assertiveness and anthems for Palestinian nationhood of his early poetry to a more complex poetry with allusive imagery and mythical structure. However, throughout his writings, place remains a central concern."
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