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Dr. Walid Ibrahim Ahmed Saif

Prominent author of historical drama, poet, critic, and academic.

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Date of Birth:



Tulkarem, West Bank, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Walid Saif is a distinguished Palestinian figure celebrated for his significant contributions to historical drama in the Arab world. His extensive body of work, including plays, poetry, and academic pursuits, demonstrates a profound engagement with Arab and Palestinian history and culture. His leadership in the field of historical drama has left a lasting impact on the cultural landscape.

Brief bio

Walid Saif is a Palestinian writer known for his expertise in historical drama. His work encompasses a range of genres, including poetry, critical essays, academic writings, and television dramas. With a strong inclination towards history and drama, his writings often blend literary and artistic elements, offering unique perspectives on historical and cultural themes. Saif's influence extends beyond drama, as he has also made significant contributions to poetry and academia.

Major Milestones


  • 1948: Born in Tulkarem, West Bank, Palestine.

  • 1975: Completed his doctorate in linguistics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

  • Late 1970s: Worked as a lecturer at the Department of Arabic at the University of Jordan.

  • 1987: Became the director of educational production at Al-Quds Open University and played a key role in setting up its preparatory programs.

  • 2022: Won the Palestine Prize for Literature, Arts and Humanities.

  • Historical Drama Authorship: Authored several historical dramas, including "Palestinian Westernization," "Omar," "Al-Khansa," "Salah al-Din," and "Rabee Qurtuba"...See More

  • Poetic Works: Published collections of poetry, including "Poems in the Time of Conquest" and employed myth and folklore in his poetry...See More

  • Academic Contributions: Received a doctorate in linguistics and served as a lecturer in Arabic literature and linguistics...See More

  • Influence on Television Drama: Contributed significantly to Syrian television drama and other major Arab television projects.

  • Literary Excellence: Recognized for his integration of folklore and mythical symbols in his poetry, reflecting a deep knowledge of various fields.

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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