Fouad Haddad

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Fouad Haddad (1927–1985) was an Egyptian poet, who wrote in the Egyptian vernacular.


Fouad Haddad was born in Cairo. His mother came from a Syrian family and his father was a Lebanese academic who later became an Egyptian citizen.[1]

He joined the Egyptian Communist Party, and was jailed from 1953 to 1956 and 1959 to 1964. He collaborated with the composer Sayed Mekkawi, providing lyrics for Al-Masararati, a show broadcast on Egyptian National Radio and subsequently turned a television programme.[1]

Fouad Haddad and his friend, the poet Salah Jaheen, were the subject of a 2011 television documentary by Dinah Hamza.[2]


  1. ^ a b Amira El-Noshokaty, Wake up, sleepyhead!, Al-Ahram Weekly, No. 913 (4–10 September 1998)
  2. ^ Documentary on famed Egyptian poets Haddad and Jaheen to air, ONTV, Ahram Online, 21 April 2011