Mahmoud Darwish was one of the greatest Palestinian poets. He died in August.
Last night in Sydney a celebration of his life took place and hundreds of Palestinians, Arabs (and a few Jews) gathered to remember a man who wrote beautifully about exile, occupation and love (a collection of photos of the event are here.)
I must admit to not knowing a massive amount about Darwish but the last months have allowed a crash-course in his work. “We have on earth what makes life worth living”, he once wrote.
Discover his brilliance and resistance: