Joumana Haddad. Joumana Haddad (, Beirut) is a poet, translator and journalist. She is head of the cultural pages in prestigious An Nahar newspaper, . Joumana Haddad is a ferocious critic of sexism in Lebanon, and her erotic magazine has brought death threats. A new book is her fiercest. Joumana Haddad – foto Giorgio Pace. (Lebanon, ) is a poet, journalist, translator, editor and consultant. In her work she focuses on eroticism and the.

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A conversation about their work, their political stand and literary commitment. Delivering Poems Around The World. That was how she discovered that suicide ran in the family: The waiters at the Lebanese restaurant in west London where we met a mistaken suggestion, for someone who makes no secret of how they feel about the place they come from — “Belonging?

Jojmana, on top of everything, they are stupid. Do I stumble and fall? In that sense, books have been her number hzddad ally.

Hoe ik Sheherazade heb vermoord, bekentenissen van een boze Arabische vrouw How I killed Scheherazade, confessions of an angry Arab woman in attracted a great deal of international attention.

But, away from the spotlight, who is Joumana Haddad deep down inside? Views Read Edit View history.

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It was a big love story, but they were not made for each other. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge This is why I hadcad him.


And if you do, how much of a chance will you be given as a minority to make change? On stage it is the belly of literature speaking. Of course they remain men and women of letters, so expect an eloquent, passionate avalanche of words. Many laws in Lebanon need to be reconsidered, passed, enforced. She is a staunch atheist and critic of organised religion.

I think that if all of us return to our basic humanity, this beautiful common identity that we share, we can overcome our discords, and allow our differences to enrich us rather than divide us.

It’s much more difficult to support people you don’t agree with. By Nadine Mazloum Contributor. Inshe co-wrote and acted in a movie haddsd Lebanese filmmaker Jocelyne Saab “What’s going on? Best Poem of Joumana Haddad. How much of a chance do you think you have at winning? Naya is devoted to women of all haddqd — Naya Editor, Sally Farhat: In an interview with The Guardianshe speaks of how she eventually got used to everything: Haddad, in electric blue mini-dress, neon pink nails, aggressive heels, vivid makeup and cascading hair, is a flamboyant presence.

Haddad grew up in Beirut during the civil war, jomuana a modest family whose primary goal was to provide her and her brother with a good education.

Nobody, nobody knows when I am hungry, when I take a journey, when I walk and when I am lost. I mean, I love men, and I love being with them, and I love communicating with them, but I don’t want to be them. No dreams were allowed, no hopes, no plans: She speaks seven languages, including Spanish, and is preparing a doctorate thesis on the subject of poetic translation.


She gives great credit to reading books as a child and an adolescent and advises young girls to stay curious and thirsty for knowledge. So, you’re already an established journalist and author, why do you now want to venture into politics? A conversation without embarrassment, without borders, without rules: And this is perhaps the cruellest blow.

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I want to play an active role in coming up with solutions that would make the lives of Lebanese citizens jiumana. Topics Lebanon Saturday interview. They live in houses 15 minutes apart, because if there’s anything she feels she’s learned about relationships it’s that “it’s good to keep a certain distance, you know?

Joumana was born into a conservative Syriac Orthodox family. We rid ourselves of one so-called abomination with one hand, then practice intellectual debauchery, which is much worse, with the other. Winternachten — Winternacht 1 Wet Dreams on a Winter’s Night Joumaba liberated writers about the joys of shamelessness.

You would choose whether you want to spend the night with your husband or partner or not. Amidst all that horror and violence, the only thing that saved her life and soul was reading.

In Octobershe has been chosen as one of the 39 most interesting Arab writers under