Qassim Haddad 
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انتحارات arabe

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شعراء arabe

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منذ بنات آوى arabe

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المحرق arabe

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ليل برلين arabe

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بورتريه للصباح arabe

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تلك arabe

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Qassim Haddad 
Author

* 17.07.1948, Muharrak, Bahreïn
Réside à: Muharrak, Bahreïn

Qassim Haddad was born on July 17, 1948 in Muharrak on the island of Bahrain.

Haddad is known for his political and social involvement. He was a very active member of the opposition during the independence movement in Bahrain. During the 1970s Haddad was an advocate for social changes and fought for social and political freedom and justice. Because of his political involvement Haddad has been sent to prison on numerous occasions from the beginning of the 1960s to 1980. On the whole he has spent five years in prison.

From 1968 to 1975 Haddad worked in the public library of his hometown and as a clerk for the Department of Education and for the Department of Information.

His first collection of poetry, Al-Bischara, was published in 1970. The poems reflect his political and social dedication and made Haddad known to a wider public.

Still living in Muharrak, Haddad regards himself as a public person whose duty it is to connect different groups of interest and to initiate an open cultural dialogue. Haddad is also the founder of many cultural institutions. He brought into being the Writer’s Association in 1969, the Awwal-Theatre in 1970 and in 1987 the journal Kalimat, which is published by the Writer’s Association. Furthermore, Haddad, together with colleagues from all parts of the Arabian world, initiated the internet platform www.jehat.com. It is supposed to offer an forum for the discussion of poetry, especially Arabian poetry.

Since 1970 Haddad has published over twenty collections of poetry. Besides essays he has also published many studies about the theatre in various magazines and journals.

Publications
  • al-Bischara

    [Die Frohe Botschaft / Good Omen]

    Bahrain: asch-Scharika al-arabiya li-t-tauzi’ wa-n-naschr, 1970

  • Khurug ra’s al-Hussain mina-l-mudun al-kha’iba

    [Der Exodus von Hussains Kopf aus treulosen Städten /
    Exodus of Hussain's Head from the Traitorous Cities]

    Beirut: Dar al-’auda, 1972

  • ad-Damm ath-thani

    [ The Second Blood / Das zweites Blut]

    Bahrain: Dar al-ghadd, 1975

  • Qalb al-hubb

    [The Heart of Love / Das Herz der Liebe]

    Beirut: Dar ibn Khaldun, 1980

  • al-Qiyama

    [Resurrection / Auferstehung]

    Beirut: Dar al-kalima li-n-naschr/ Dar ibn Ruschd, 1980

  • Schadhaya

    [Splitter / Splinters]

    Beirut: Dar al-Farabi, 1981

  • Intima’at

    [ Relating / Zugehörigkeiten]

    Beirut: Dar al-Farabi, 1982

  • an-Nahrawan

    [In Kooperation mit dem Maler Gamal Hashim]

    Bahrain: al-Matba’a asch-scharqiya, 1988

  • al-Gawaschin

    [in Kooperation mit dem Autor Amin Salih]

    [The shields / Schutzschilder]

    Marokko : Dar tubqal li-n-naschr, 1989

  • Yamschi mahfuran bi-l-wu’ul

    [Er geht, flankiert von Bergziegen / Walking Guarded with Ibexes]

    London : Riyad ar-Rayyes, 1990

  • ’Uzlat al-malikat

    [Die Einsamkeit der Königinnen / Solitude of the Queens]

    Bahrain: Kitab kalimat – usrat al-udaba’ wa-l-kuttab, 1992

  • Akhbar Magnun Laila

    [in Kooperation mit dem Maler Diya’ al-Azzawi]

    [The Story of Majnoon Layla / Neuigkeiten von Lailas verrücktem Geliebten]

    Bahrain: al-Kalima li-t-tauzi’ wa- naschr, 1996

  • Qabr Qasim

    [Qassim's Grave / Qassims Grab]

    Bahrain: 1997

  • ’Ilag al-masafat

    [Cure of Distance / Die Heilung der Entfernungen]

    Tunis: Dar tibr az-zaman, 2000

  • al-Mustahil al-azraq

    [in Kooperation mit dem Fotografen Salih al-’Azzaz]

    [The Blue Impossible / Das blaue Unmögliche]

    Riad: 2000

  • al-a’mal asch-schi’riya al-kamila

    [Gesamtausgabe der Gedichte]

    Beirut, Amman : al-Mu’assasa al-’arabiya li-d-dirasat wa-n-naschr, 2000

  • Aiqadhatni as-sahira

    [ The sorceress woke me up / Die Zauberin weckte mich]

    Beirut, Amman : al-Mu’assasa al-’arabiya li-d-dirasat wa-n-naschr, 2004

  • Warschat al-amal

    [Werkstatt der Hoffnung: eine Autobiographie /
    The workshop of hope, autobiography]

    Beirut, Amman : al-Mu’assasa al-’arabiya li-d-dirasat wa-n-naschr, 2004

Prix
  • 2001 Preis des Libanesischen Kulturforums (Paris)

  • 2002 Sultan-Owais-Preis für Lyrik

Liens
  • Modern and Contemporary Arabic Poetry's website

    A platform dedicated to the Modern Arabic Poetry's scene

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  • Qassim Haddad´s official website

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