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Qabbani studied at the national Scientific College School in Damascus between and He later studied law at the Damascus University , which was called Syrian University until He graduated with a bachelor's degree in law in While a student in college he wrote his first collection of poems entitled The Brunette Told Me. It was a collection of romantic verses that made several startling references to a woman's body, sending shock waves throughout the conservative society in Damascus.

Ajlani liked the poems and endorsed them by writing the preface for Nizar's first book.

He wrote extensively during these years and his poems from China were some of his finest. By that time, he had established a publishing house in Beirut, which carried his name.


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When Qabbani was 15, his sister, who was 25 at the time, committed suicide because she refused to marry a man she did not love. I want to free the Arab soul, sense and body with my poetry. The relationships between men and women in our society are not healthy. The city of Damascus remained a powerful muse in his poetry, most notably in the Jasmine Scent of Damascus.

His father had a chocolate factory; he also helped support fighters resisting the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon and was imprisoned many times for his views, greatly affecting the upbringing of Nizar into a revolutionary in his own right. Qabbani's grandfather, Abu Khalil Qabbani , was one of the leading innovators in Arab dramatic literature. Nizar Qabbani married twice in his life. His first wife was his cousin Zahra Aqbiq; together they had a daughter, Hadba, and a son, Tawfiq. Tawfiq died due to a heart attack when he was 22 years old when he was in London.

Zahra Aqbiq died in His daughter Hadba, [8] born in , was married twice, and lived in London until her death in April His second marriage was to an Iraqi woman named Balqis al-Rawi, a schoolteacher he met at a poetry recital in Baghdad ; she was killed in the Iraqi embassy bombing in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War on 15 December Together they had a son, Omar, and a daughter, Zainab.

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After the death of Balqis, Qabbani did not marry again. After the death of Balqis, Qabbani left Beirut. He was moving between Geneva and Paris, eventually settling in London, where he spent the last 15 years of his life.

In , Nizar Qabbani suffered from poor health and briefly recovered from his sickness in late And his verses would remain popular after his death, and put to song by Arab pop-music stars such as Kazem al-Saher and Latifa. Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. Javascript is not enabled in your browser. Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

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