International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Mahmoud Darwishe's Voicing Poetics of Resistance: A Receptionist Review
Marwan A. Hamdan

This paper explores the notion of the poetic language as a tool of resistance for the Palestinians. Drawing from Mahmoud Darwishe's poetic discourse, the Palestinians construct meaning of political and rebellious language that echoes their political and human case. The paper traces Darwishe’s poetics and its meaning as a method of political resistance and uprising against the Israeli occupation and oppression. Palestinians' conceptualization of the poetic language arises from the discussion of diverse strategies of struggle, resistance and durability. The aim of Darwishe’s poems is to empower Palestinian and Arab readers and freedom fighters to inform them about their rights in a human dignified and decent life like many other peoples and nations all over the world. Noteworthy, although Darwishe’s poems are written in Arabic, most of them are translated into many languages and deem to be a bridge between Palestine and the rest of the world's nations. The paper does all these things in the light of elective relevant assumptions from Edward Said’s and Barbara Harlow’s views on literature and language and their use as a means of resistance.

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