Farewell Ahmad Fouad Negm ...



Farewell Ahmad Fouad Negm

Popular Egyptian poet Ahmad Fouad Negm passed away today ... what a sad day for Egyptians, poets and revolutionists ...
Negm, who was 84, has inspired generations of young Egyptians to ask for change and to revolt ... it is also known that he himself was jailed for his political views under the rule of former presidents Jamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Al Sadat. Negm was also most definitely a non silent supporter of the 2011 revolution that brought down Hosni Mubarak.

Negm became famous in the 70's when he teamed up with singer Sheikh Imam, who sang his poetry.

Negm was known as "The Poet of The People" ... which he most certainly was ...
He wrote in spoken Egyptian about the everyday plight of the ordinary man, milestones of the Egyptian history and always criticized Islamists ... and most importantly wrote about the love of his country.

Negm's funeral ceremony took place at Al-Hussein Mosque and ended with his burial at Negm’s family cemetery in the neighborhood of Al Sayida Aisha.

May you rest in peace ...


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