From the Middle-East Media Research Institute came yet another interesting voice from the region. Adonis makes sense in Arabic language: a phenomenon indeed! Here's someone who is not afraid to question what many take for granted.
Link: Adonis on Dubai TV
The poet Ali Ahmad Sa'id (b. 1930), known by his pseudonym "Adonis," a 2005 candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, left his native Syria for Lebanon in the 1950s following six months' imprisonment for political activity. In 1973, he received his Ph.D. from St. Joseph University in Beirut; in 1985, he settled in Paris, where he now works as a writer and literary critic. Among other occupations, he has edited the modernist magazine Mawaqif (Viewpoints), and translated some of the great French poets into Arabic.
Thank you very much, Mr. Adonis
And for those that haven't seen Mrs.Wafa Sultan yet, take a look at this, 1 million people already did in just a couple of weeks:
Mrs. Wafa Sultan via MEMRI TV
Thanks to MEMRI, the excellent source of news from the Middle-East, also for non Arabic and Persian speakers.
Posted at 08:02 pm by waterworld