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Tameem Al-Barghouthi

Voice of Palestine, acclaimed poet, academic, and political scientist.

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Date of Birth:



Cairo, Egypt

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Renowned for his poignant poetry and political activism, Al-Barghouthi's work captures the Palestinian spirit of resistance and hope, resonating with readers worldwide.

Brief bio

Tameem Al-Barghouthi, born to a Palestinian father and an Egyptian mother who were both esteemed writers, has become one of the most widely read Palestinian poets of his generation. His work, characterized by a deep understanding of Arab history and politics, embodies the Palestinian experience of struggle and resilience. He is also noted for his academic pursuits in political science and his role as a public intellectual.

Major Milestones


  • 1999: Graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Cairo University.

  • 2004: Earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University.

  • 2007: Became a fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study.

  • 2011: Became a prominent voice during the Arab Spring with his poem 'Ya Masr Hanet'.

  • 2017: Published "In Jerusalem and other poems" in English, expanding his international audience.

  • Poetry Collections: Authored six poetry collections, deeply influencing modern Arabic poetry...See More

  • Academic Work: Taught at several universities and contributed to political science with his research...See More

  • Literary Influence: His poem 'In Jerusalem' became emblematic of Palestinian yearning for the city...See More

  • Political Activism: His work and public appearances have made him a symbol of resistance and change...See More

  • Cultural Commentary: Wrote extensively for newspapers, offering insights into Arab culture, history, and identity.

Date of Last Update: 
December 14, 2023

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