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Asaad Abdulmunim Alasaad

Asaad Abdulmunim Alasaad

Sector : Cultural Figures , Novelists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1948
  • Age : 67
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Born in Beit Mahser, near Jerusalem, in 1948; was forced to flee with his family during the 1948 Nakba and ended up in Aqabat Jabr RC near Jericho, then in the Qalandia RC; left for Lebanon to study and graduated with a BA in Topography from Beirut College in 1967; worked as a teacher in Ramallah; in 1973, became editor of the literature page of a local newspaper for three years, then joined Al-Bayader magazine; continued his studies and received a BA in Arabic Literature from Aleppo University in 1979; returned and founded Al-Kateb, a progressive cultural magazine, in 1979; Board member of Al-Hakawati Theater in Jerusalem in the early 1980s; was elected as Sec.-Gen. of the Palestinian Writers’ Union in the early 1990s; became Pres. of the Palestinian Center for the Promotion of Culture and Arts from 1992; Board member of the Palestinian Council on Culture and Media since 1992; publisher of the Ramallah-based Al-Bilad from 1995 until its closure in Aug. 1988 due to financial problems; novelist and writer; has published several poetry collections, a novel and other writings; was Director of Foreign Relations and Projects at the PA Ministry of Culture until his appointment as Palestinian representative to Uzbekistan in Oct. 2005.



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