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Yemenis Mourn Their Great Poet Abdullah Al-Baradouni

Natioal Yemen

Abdullah al-Baradouni

By Tamjid Alkohali

On Saturday August 30, many parties from different governorates organized cultural seminars on the 14th anniversary of the loss of the great Yemeni poet Abdullah Al-Baradouni.

During this occasion, Al-Baradouni’s inheritors demanded media to stop publishing any writing scripts  of Al-Baradouni that weren’t published in his lifetime without prior permission.

The son of Al-Baradouni’s brother emphasized that many people are publishing new writings of Al-Baradouni without prior permission will be subjected to legal accountability.

The claim began after the publishing of a new poem in a Yemeni newspaper.

Al-Baradouni was born in Zarajat Baradoun in Dhamar, Yemen. He contracted small pox at the age of five, leading him to lose his eyesight completely by the age of six.

He was a revolutionary man and issued 12 books of poems from 1961 to 1994. Most of his writings are about politics and the homeland.

He died on Aug. 30, 1999, during his last journey to Jordan for medical treatment. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest Arab poets of the 20th century.