ESSAY: On approaching a language from outside its crèche by Walid Nabhan

Walid Nabhan

Walid Nabhan was born in Amman, Jordan in 1966. His family fled Al-Qbeybeh, a small village in the outskirts of Hebron, Palestine after the1948 war which established the state of Israel and resulted in the first Palestinian Diaspora.

Walid received his primary education in United Nations schools in Amman. He arrived in Malta in 1990 where he studied laboratory technology, graduating in Biomedical Sciences from Bristol University in England in 1998. In 2003 he gained a masters degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the University of Malta.

His first short story collection, Lura d-Dar u ġrajjet oħra li ma ġrawx (‘Homecoming, and other tales that never happened’) in the Maltese language in 2009. His poetry and short stories have appeared in several anthologies.

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