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Tawfiq Fayyad

Tawfiq Fayyad

Sector : Cultural Figures , Novelists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1939
  • Age : 77
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Born in Muqelbeh, near Haifa, in 1939; worked as a teacher, then in the Customs Dept. at Haifa Port; co-founded (with Emile Habibi and others) the literary Al-Ard movement in 1958, which promoted Palestinian and nationalist Arab literature in the face of Israeli dominance; studied in Nazareth and at the Hebrew University and received a BA in Communication Science; in 1969, was imprisoned by Israel in the Shatta and Ramleh Prisons under charges of disseminating information to Egypt; released in 1974 as part of a prisoners’ exchange following the 1973 October War and later deported to Egypt; went to Beirut, where he founded and served as director of Dar Al-Nawras publishing house for children and youth books; worked as a novelist, playwright and short story teller; joined in the Palestinian Research Center in Beirut; left with other Palestinians Lebanon in 1982 and settled in Tunis, where he worked in the Arab League; his literary work includes novels, such as The Deformed (1963), The Group (1974), and My Beloved Militia (1976), and collections of short stories, e.g., The Yellow Street (1968) and The Idiot (1978).


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