Nizar Qabbani

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  • Birth of Nizar

    Born in Damascus to a middle class merchant family.
  • Childhood and Early life

    Tawfiq, the father of Nizar, was the owner of a Chocolate factory, and the Arabian writer Abu Khalil Qabbani was his great uncle.
    He had five siblings,including sisters Haifa and Wisal, as well as brothers Rashid, Sabah, Mu'taz.
    Nizar studied at the national scientific college school which was owned by his father's friend Ahmad Munif Al-Aidi.
  • University stage

    He moved to Damascus university to persue his studies in law. He started writing poetry during his time in Damascus university.
  • serving at the ministry of syria

    serving at the ministry of syria
    nizar served at the forgein ministry of syria as an ambassador to cairo , instanbul , madrid , and london , after completing his L.L.B from damas uni.
  • starting of poems

    starting of poems
    by the 1948-1950s he started with his poem " childhood of a breast " & followed it with 2 others named " samba " and " you are mine '
  • starting of poems

    starting of poems
    by the 1948-1950s he started with his poem " childhood of a breast " & followed it with 2 others named " samba " and " you are mine '
  • fisrt significant work called poems by nizar qabbani

  • vice-secretary of the chinese emassies UAR

    vice-secretary of the chinese emassies UAR
  • the 3 poems

    nizar wrote 3 poems which were " my beloved " " drawing the world " ' diary of an indifferent woman "
  • end of diplomatic year

    nizar put an end to his diplomatic year and continued with his poetic work
  • arab-israel war

    arab-israel war
    he founded his publishing house and named it munshurat nizar qabbani. arab-israel war the theme of his poems after arabs losing the war.
  • publishing his 9 poems

    which included : savage poems
    book of love
    100 love letters
    poems against law
    to beirut the feminine
    with my love
    and others...
  • 2nd marriage

    2nd marriage
    This poet got married for the second time in 1973 to a woman named Balqis al-Rawi. He had encountered her at a poetry concert in Baghdad. However, in 1981, she became the victim of a bombardment during the ‘Lebanese Civil War’ in Beirut and lost her life.
  • prolific years

    in the 1980s it was his prolific years because he penned almost a dozen publications like " I write the of women like so " " the lover's dictionary " and " a poem for balqis " which was for his 2nd wife .
    by the same decade he also released " love does not stop " " insane poems " " poems inciting anger " " love shall remain my lord " " the trilogy of the children of the stones " and so on..
  • finished poems

    During the early 1990s, Nizar produced poems such as ‘Do You Hear the Cry of My Sadness?’, ‘Marginal Notes on the Book of Defeat’, ‘I’m One Man and you are a Tribe of Women’, ‘Fifty Years of Praising Women’, ‘Nizarian Variations of Arabic Maqam of Love’ and ‘Alphabet of Jasmine’.
  • finished poems

    During the early 1990s, Nizar produced poems such as ‘Do You Hear the Cry of My Sadness?’, ‘Marginal Notes on the Book of Defeat’, ‘I’m One Man and you are a Tribe of Women’, ‘Fifty Years of Praising Women’, ‘Nizarian Variations of Arabic Maqam of Love’ and ‘Alphabet of Jasmine’.
  • death

    death
    Nizar Qabbani, who left life as a Syrian diplomat to become one of the Arab world's greatest poets, died today in London, where he lived. He was 75. The cause was a heart attack, his family said.May 1, 1998