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Beloved Palestinian Poet Mourid Barghouti, Exiled from His Homeland, Dies at 76

HeadlineFeb 17, 2021

Renowned Palestinian author and poet Mourid Barghouti died Sunday at the age of 76 in Amman, Jordan. Barghouti spent most of his life in exile, writing about his Palestinian homeland and the Israeli occupation. He married acclaimed Egyptian writer Radwa Ashour, who died in 2014. In his autobiographical novel “I Saw Ramallah,” in which he returns to his Palestinian hometown after an absence of 30 years, Barghouti writes, “The calm of the place of exile and its wish-for safety is never completely realized. The homeland does not leave the body until the last moment, the moment of death.”

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