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Nidaa Khoury’s Verses from a Christian Arab Village

Nidaa Khoury’s Verses from a Christian Arab Village

March 16, 2015

Social Sciences & Humanities

TLV1 — Poet Nidaa Khoury was born in 1959 in the Christian Arab village of Fassuta, on the north-western slope of Mount Meron in Israel’s Upper Galilee region. She still lives there today.

Nidaa Khoury

Nidaa Khoury

A senior lecturer in the BGU’s Department of Hebrew Literature, Khoury has had seven collections of poetry published in Israel, Lebanon and Egypt. Her poetry is also widely reviewed in the Arab world.

TLV1’s most recent Israel in Translation program features readings of several of Khoury’s poems translated into English including The Last Bullet; The Burning Bush, the New Testament; and The People of the Grapes.

Listen to these poems and learn more about Nidaa Khoury on the TLV1 podcast >>