Cevız, Nurettin
January 2005
Ekev Academic Review;Winter2005, Vol. 9 Issue 22, p185
Academic Journal
Ahmed Refiq al Mahdevi (1898–1961) is the national poet of Libya and one of the most important figures in Modern Libyan poetry. He was born when Libya was under the Ottoman rule. When his country was invaded by Italy, he had to live in Turkey for 20 years. In 1946, he returned to his country and became a Member of Parliament during the independence period. He was prolific poet, writing on various topics. In this study, some periods of his life was discussed along with some examples of his poetry.


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