Romania's new tourist attraction has Mahmoud Darwish written all over it


Published: 2017-11-04 16:35

Last Updated: 2024-07-08 04:50

Darwish was an award-winning Palestinian poet. (The Economist)
Darwish was an award-winning Palestinian poet. (The Economist)

One of Bucharest’s tourist attractions will soon become a statue of the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.

The mayor of Sector 1 in Bucharest, Daniel Tudorache, held a meeting with the Palestinian Ambassador to Romania, Fouad Kokaly, on Saturday, where the latter requested to have a statue of the revolutionary poet erected in the city.

Tudorache welcomed the idea and said that he would be proud to have Darwish’s statue in his city, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Darwish passed away in 2008, leaving behind a legacy of iconic poetry.

He was dubbed the “Palestinian national poet” for his great, powerful poems on Palestine, its people and the Palestinian conflict, such as “To Our Land” and “In Jerusalem.”