Mohammed El-Kurd

        Mohammed El-Kurd

Mohammed El-Kurd is a seventeen-year-old aspiring writer from Jerusalem, Palestine. Being born on the Nakba’s 50th ‘anniversary’ was a sign that provoked him to get involved in the Palestinian struggle. He found that his true strength lied within the power of words: he was able to voice his opinions, sorrows, fears, and ideas through poetry. Writing poetry about the Israeli Military Occupation, global racism, ‘the fatal concept of destiny’, and gender stereotypes, he was able to touch hundreds of people. “I find my favorite moment when reciting a poem, is when I bring a person to tears, because that is how I realize I have succeeded in provoking the person’s conscience,” he told The WorldPost. “But it’s really challenging to move Palestinians by my poetry, because we became numb to our reality.”

Mohammed is working on his first poetry book and is hoping to study in the United States beginning this Fall. “Poetry doesn’t liberate occupied land, it does free imprisoned and enslaved nations,” El-Kurd told The WorldPost. “What it does, simply, is represent an element that fuels and encourages the souls of the oppressed.”

[ref: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mohammed-al-kurd-teen-poet-jerusalem_us_569fca10e4b0875553c297aa]


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