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Nada El Hajj

Nada El Hajj was raised in a traditional home after being born in Beirut in 1962. The poet Onsi El Hajj, one of the most notable forerunners of contemporary Arabic poetry, is her father. El Hajj started writing poetry at a young age, and has released eight collections of poetry, including Prayer in the Wind, Fingers of the Soul, Shadow Journey, All This Love, Forest of Light, Lightly a Falling Moon, Dresses of Love, and Under the Blue Rain.


El Hajj addresses love, grief, hope and dreams in her poetry. It stands out for having a distinct style that blends realism and romance. She has participated in numerous poetry evenings as a part of festivals and cultural events in Lebanon and the Arab world. Many of her poems were sung by the soprano composer Heba Al-Kawas, Majda Al-Roumi, and Moroccan singer-composer Zahraa Bouanani. She was selected by ISESCO to represent Lebanon in Rabat on International Poetry Day and during the ISESCO Year of Women 2022 closing ceremony.

Nada El Hajj

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    The Everlasting Verse: Celebrating Ounsi el-Hajj

    Join us for this commemorative event in honour of Ounsi el-Hajj, one of Lebanon’s foremost storytellers who transformed language into a flower in his hands as a poet and philosopher.


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    The Language of Love

    Three evocative writers – Eslam Abo Shkir, Zahran Al Qasmi and Nada El Hajj– gather for a discussion about how they explore the many facets of love in their respective works.

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