Taha Muhammad Ali (1931–2011) was a Palestinian poet and short-story writer. A self-taught author, Muhammad Ali started writing poems only in the 1970s, long after returning from exile in Lebanon in 1949, in the wake of the bombardment and destruction of his beloved village, Saffuriyeh, during the 1948 war. For the rest of his life, Muhammad Ali lived in Nazareth, where he ran a souvenir shop. His collections in English include Never Mind: Twenty Poems and a Story (2000) and So What: New and Selected Poems, 1971–2005 (2006). A biography of Muhammad Ali by Adina Hoffman, My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, appeared in 2009.
Taha Muhammad Ali, Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi, Gabriel Levin; Revenge. Radical History Review 1 May 2019; 2019 (134): 25–27. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-7323360
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