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Palestinian “National Poet” Dies

9 August 2008 1332 Views

Source: BBC

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish has died after surgery at the age of 67, hospital and Palestinian officials say. He suffered complications after undergoing open-heart surgery in Houston, Texas, said a spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

The Canada Palestine Association will be holding a memorial event in Mahmoud’s honour:

Mahmoud Darwish
Memorial – Saturday August 16th, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr., Vancouver

Organized by the Canada Palestine Association

For more information on this tragic event, see the BBC article.

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