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Palestinian Poet in Syria Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Honorary PhD

Published : 05-03-2019

Palestinian Poet in Syria Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Honorary PhD

Palestinian author Mahmoud Husain Mufleh received an honorary PhD in poetry from the International Academy of Arts and Media in Egypt.

Mufleh hailed the move and expressed his deep pride of the honorary degree, which he said is a sign of the readership’s admiration for his art and poetry.

The poet said he received the degree after the academy tasked Egyptian journalist Hanan AlShami with nominating an Arab poet living in Egypt for the honorary title. Mufleh will serve as a jury in poetry contests to be held in Egypt.

The poet voiced his deep-seated sadness of the displacement and dislocation Palestinian refugees have been enduring across the Syrian territories and overseas. “We’re living a new Nakba (catastrophe) as our homes in Yarmouk Camp are destroyed daily”, he said.

“We’ve been severely affected by the New Nakba. We’re now like a bird sparrow dispersed by a bullet fired by the hunter. We’re scattered here and there and everywhere”, added Mufleh. “Some of us fled to the country of snow and fog, others drowned at sea and were swallowed up by fish. Scores of others were sent to jail but have never come out of it. A heavy blow has been dealt to us…. But we should remain steadfast until the sun rises again.”

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8387

Palestinian author Mahmoud Husain Mufleh received an honorary PhD in poetry from the International Academy of Arts and Media in Egypt.

Mufleh hailed the move and expressed his deep pride of the honorary degree, which he said is a sign of the readership’s admiration for his art and poetry.

The poet said he received the degree after the academy tasked Egyptian journalist Hanan AlShami with nominating an Arab poet living in Egypt for the honorary title. Mufleh will serve as a jury in poetry contests to be held in Egypt.

The poet voiced his deep-seated sadness of the displacement and dislocation Palestinian refugees have been enduring across the Syrian territories and overseas. “We’re living a new Nakba (catastrophe) as our homes in Yarmouk Camp are destroyed daily”, he said.

“We’ve been severely affected by the New Nakba. We’re now like a bird sparrow dispersed by a bullet fired by the hunter. We’re scattered here and there and everywhere”, added Mufleh. “Some of us fled to the country of snow and fog, others drowned at sea and were swallowed up by fish. Scores of others were sent to jail but have never come out of it. A heavy blow has been dealt to us…. But we should remain steadfast until the sun rises again.”

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8387