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Celebrating Kahlil Gibran

Celebrating Kahlil Gibran

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 20:00-22:30

Venue: Al Baraha III, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: Arabic

Session No: 41 

Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of Ottoman Mount Lebanon), Kahlil Gibran emigrated with his family to the United States as a young man, where he studied art and began his literary career. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school.

In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction which inclucdes a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. Despite a cool critical reception, the book gained popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s’ counterculture. Gibran is the third bestselling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

Join us to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Gibran Kahlil Gibran’s birth and the 100th anniversary of Gibran’s The Prophet. This magical evening of music, performance and dance is dedicated to his fascinating life story and the artistic legacy he has left behind.
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Categories: Poetry/Music