Baghdad’s largest house of Arab poets becomes a cultural center

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Saturday inaugurated the home of the greatest Arab poet, Muhammad Mahdi Al-Jawahiri, in Baghdad, according to a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s press office. minister.

The statement mentioned that the inauguration of the renovated house of Jawahiri took place in the presence of the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, the mayor of Baghdad and the family of the great Iraqi poet.

“The government is keen to sponsor culture and evoke the living biographies of Iraqi innovators and their intellectual and cultural achievements,” Al-Kadhimi said.

Jawahiri, born in Najaf in 1899, is considered one of the best and greatest Arab poets of the 20th century. He has also been dubbed the greatest Arab poet and is considered the national poet of Iraq.

Jawahiri’s renovated house is the only house he owned in Iraq until he moved to Prague in the early 1980s due to his positions on the politics of the ruling authority. He spent his life in the Iraqi capital renting several houses in different neighborhoods of Baghdad.

Jawahiri built his only house at his own expense after acquiring a 540 square meter plot in Al-Qadisiyah neighborhood in Baghdad. The plot of land was one of several plots distributed by the government to journalists, and construction of the house was completed in late 1971.

The renovated house of Jawahiri could be transformed into a cultural center in which cultural seminars, poetry and literature sessions and painting exhibitions will be held, and they will be sponsored by the municipality of Baghdad, which is now the official owner of the house after its purchase from the heirs.

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