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Mahmoud Darwish – Bio, Age, Height, Career, Net Worth, Quotes

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Mahmoud Darwish was a poet, writer and political activist from Palestine. He is regarded as one of the most important Arab poets of the twentieth century, best known for his work on themes of identity, exile and resistance.

Quick Facts

Real name Mahmoud Darwish
Popular as author
Age 67 years old
Constellation Fishing
Born March 13, 1941
Birthday 13 March
Birthplace Birweh, Palestine
date of death August 9, 2008
Deceased place Houston, Texas, USA
Nationality Palestine
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Mahmoud Darwish Biography

Darwish was born on March 13, 1941 in the Palestinian hamlet of al-Birwa. He grew up during a period of tremendous political turmoil, when Palestine was conquered by Israel after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Darwish’s family was forced to leave their home and become refugees, and he spent most of his childhood in refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria.

Education & Work

Darwish was educated in a refugee camp in Lebanon before attending American University in Beirut. He started composing poetry at a young age and his first book, “Asafir bila ajniha” (Birds without Wings), was released in 1964. Darwish published collections of poetry, plays, essays and memoirs throughout his career. He was also one of the founders of the Palestinian Guild of Writers and worked as an editor for several literary magazines.

Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish Net Worth

Mahmoud is one of the richest poets and is listed on the most popular poets list. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Mahmoud Darwish has a net worth of $5 million.

Private life

Darwish had three children after several marriages. Throughout his life he was politically involved and a strong supporter of Palestinian rights and self-determination.


Darwish’s poetry and writings have been widely translated and have made significant contributions to Arabic literature and culture. He is sometimes described as the ‘national poet’ of Palestine and his work has been highly acclaimed both in the Arab world and internationally. Darwish died on August 9, 2008 in Houston, Texas.

Mahmoud Darwish Quotes

Below are some quotes from Mahmoud Darwish about love:

1. “After you nothing goes and nothing comes back.”

2. “They asked ‘do you love her dearly?’ I said ‘speak of her over my grave and watch her bring me back to life.’”

3. “She says, ‘When are we going to meet?’ I say: ‘When the war is over.’ She says, “When will the war end?” I say, ‘When we meet.’”

4. “We switched seats on the train, you wanted the window and I wanted to look at you.”

5. “You kill me and you keep me from dying. That is love.”

6. “The image of love is revealed there; in a profound absence.”

7. “And you became like coffee, in the deliciousness and the bitterness and the addiction.”

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