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Art Alert: Poetry night with Amin Haddad at Cairo Opera

The son of 'Father of all poets' Fouad Haddad, the award-winning Amin has published many books of poetry in the past three decades and founded a number of troupes

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Dec 2019
Amin Haddad

Egyptian veteran poet Amin Haddad will recite some of his work at the Small Hall of the Cairo Opera House on Wednesday 4 December, presented by Ola Shoushah.

Haddad, 61, one of Eskenderella band’s main inspirations, is co-founder of Ferqat Al-Sharea (The Street Troupe), which was first established in 2000 and is dedicated to vernacular poetry performances.

The son of 'Father of all poets' Fouad Haddad, Amin nurtured a passion for poetry at an early age, and started composing at the age of 23.

Amin has published many books of poetry, including Rihet El-Habayeb (The Scent Of The Beloved, 1990), Halawet El-Rouh (The Sweetness Of The Spirit, 1998), Fi El-Mot Haneish (In Death We Live, 2003) Badal Fa’ed (The Re-Make Of An Identity, 2008), Min El-Watan Ela El-Gannah (From Homeland to Paradise, 2012), and Gezirat El-Ahyaa (The Island Of The Living, 2014).

Haddad was awarded the International Cavafy Poetry Prize in 2011.


Wednesday 4 December at 7pm
Small Hall, Cairo Opera House

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