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Abdul Latif Barghouti

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1920
  • Age: 100
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Born in Kufr Ein (near Ramallah); BA (1956) and MA (1958) in Arabic Islamic Studies and PhD (1963) in Comparative Literature from the University of London; returned to Palestine and worked as teacher and inspector at UNRWA schools; also broadcaster in the BBC Arabic service; director of an UNRWA teachers’ training program in Jerusalem; UNESCO supervisor in Libya, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates; Deputy Director for Academic Affairs (1982-1984) and Professor of Arab-Islamic Studies (1985-1997) at Birzeit University, focusing on Palestinian heritage and folk literature; Chairman of the Association of the Higher Council of Palestinian Folklorists; member of Al-Liqa’ Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land, Bethlehem; published several biographies and books on history and Palestinian folklore, incl. Arabic Folk Songs in Palestine and Jordan (Arabic, 1979); died in Ramallah on 7 May 2002.

Achievements and Awards

He has published research papers in various fields, including the Heritage and Society magazine affiliated with the Inash Al-Usra Association in the city of Al-Bireh, Palestine, the Aswar magazine published in the city of Acre, and the Kuwaiti magazine The World of Thought, among others. He has published twenty-five books on history, heritage, education and literature, and has participated in many scientific conferences in the Arab world and the United States of America.


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