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Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish (1941–2008) was born in Upper Galilee, Palestine. He fled with his family to Lebanon in 1948 and after returning to the newly formed state of Israel, he began writing poetry. In 1988, he wrote the Palestinian Declaration of Independence. A River Dies of Thirst: A Journal was published in 2010.