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Joumana Haddad

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Joumana Haddad (جمانة حداد) is a Lebanese poet, translator, journalist and women rights activist.

She’s been selected as one of the world’s 100 most powerful Arab women in March 2014 by CEO magazine Middle East (position 62), for her cultural and social activism.

She is head of the Cultural pages for "An Nahar" newspaper, and an instructor of creative writing at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. She’s also the editor-in-chief of Jasad magazine, a controversial Arabic magazine specialized in the literature and arts of the body.

She has already published several essays and poetry collections, widely acclaimed by critics. Her books have been translated to many languages and published abroad.

Speaking seven languages, Haddad is a polyglo
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“Don't be afraid of books, even the most dissident, seemingly 'immoral' ones. Culture is a sure bet in life, whether high, low, eclectic, pop, ancient or modern. And I am convinced that reading is one of the most important tools of liberation that any human being, and a contemporary Arab woman in particular, can exploit. I am not saying it is the ONLY tool, especially with all the new alternative - more visual, interactive and hasty - ways of knowledge, learning and growth. But how could I not be convinced of literature's power, when it has been my original emancipator?”
Joumana Haddad, I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman

“Surviving war is an excellent training process. If it weren't so brutal, I 'd recommend it as an excellent start-up course in life. I feel that over years of endurance, hard work and perseverance of determination and conviction, of claiming our rights to stay alive, to be free and to be ourselves, of fighting the biggest wars as much as the smaller ones, our will can indeed move mountains for us.”
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“When your eyes meet my solitude
Silence ripens, a fruit,
And sleep turns into storm.
Forbidden doors fling open
And water learns to suffer.”
Joumana Haddad

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