Ana Araby - I Am Arab (Trap Remix)
Mahmoud Darwish (1941–2008) was a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet.
Born in the Galilee, Darwish’s family fled during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and returned a year later to an occupied homeland. These early experiences would provide the foundation for a writing career that would come to define the Palestinian cause. In his work Palestine became a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile.
Like other Palestinians in Israel at the time, he grew up under military law that prevented freedom of movement. In 1964 he released his second volume which included the poem, “Identity Card”. The six stanzas of the poem defiantly repeated “Write Down, I am an Arab”. The poem landed him in prison and turned him into an icon of the Palestinian people and the Arab world