Tamim Al-Barghouti is a Palestinian poet and columnist who has a weekly programme on AJ+ entitled “Ma’ Tamim”. Al-Barghouti has been nicknamed the “Poet of Jerusalem” and has been compared to the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Tamim’s rousing poetry is eagerly anticipated on social media. Al-Barghouti has a PhD in political science from Boston University and he has taught at the American University in Cairo, the Free University of Berlin and Georgetown University. His 2007 critically acclaimed poem “Fil-Qudsi” (“In Jerusalem”), which he presented on the Emirati television show “Amir al-Shu’ara” (“Prince of Poets”), has been watched by millions. His first book, In Jerusalem and Other Poems was translated into English and published by Simon & Schuster.
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