Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet who devoted his life fighting for human rights for Palestinians. He suffered much during his life for his commitment to this struggle, including exile and imprisonment. He is well known as the voice of the Palestinian people, but his poems are cherished by people from all over the world. Darwish passed away in August of 2008. This segment is written and narrated by seventeen year old Shatha Saleem who is originally from Beit Mahseer in Palestine, but now lives in Amman, Jordan.
Photo credit:Mohammad Alazza
Narrated by: Shatha Saleem