Ghassan Kanafani





Ghassan Kanafani

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born
in Akka, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
April 09, 1936

died
July 08, 1972

gender
male


About this author

Ghassan Kanafani (Arabic: غسان كنفاني) was a Palestinian journalist, fiction writer, and a spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Kanafani died at the age of 36, assassinated by car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon.
Ghassan Fayiz Kanafani was born in Acre in Palestine (then under the British mandate) in 1936. His father was a lawyer, and sent Ghassan to a French missionary school in Jaffa. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Kanafani and his family fled to Lebanon, but soon moved on to Damascus, Syria, to live there as Palestinian refugees.
After studying Arabic literature at the University of Damascus, Kanafani became a teacher at the Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. There, he began writing short stories, influenced by his
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Des Hommes dans le soleil ;...
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Al-Athar Al-Kamilah, Al-Riw...
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A Hand in the Grave
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The 1936-39 Revolt in Pales...
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More books by Ghassan Kanafani…
“لن أرتد حتى أزرع في الأرض جنتي أو أقتلع من السماء جنة أو أموت أو نموت معاً”
Ghassan Kanafani

“كلّهم يتحدّثون عن ِالطريق ، يقولون : تجد نفسكَ على الطريق ! وهُم لا يعرفون منَ الطريق إلا لونها الأسود وأرصِفتها !”
Ghassan Kanafani, رجال في الشمس

“إن الانتصار هو أن تتوقع كل شيء..و ألا تجعل عدوك يتوقع..!”
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