Arabian Love Poems

Translator: Frangieh & Brown Publisher: Lynne Rienner Place of Publication: Syria Date of Publication: 1998 Language: Arabic ISBN: 0-89410-881-6 Author: Kabbani, Nizar

This translation of Nizar Kabbani’s poetry is accompanied by the striking Arabic texts of the poems, penned by Kabbani especially for this collection. Kabbani was a poet of great simplicity – direct, spontaneous, musical, using the language of everyday life. He was a ceasless campaigner for women’s rights, and his verses praise the beauty of the female body, and of love. He was an Arab nationalist, yet he criticized Arab dictators and the lack of freedom in the Arab world.