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Ghassan Kanafani

1936 - 1972

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Ghassan Kanafani (Arabic: غسان كنفاني‎, 8 April 1936 – 8 July 1972) was a Palestinian author and a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ghassan Kanafani has received more than 530,587 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Ghassan Kanafani is the 1,531st most popular writer (up from 1,612th in 2019), the 140th most popular biography from Israel (up from 144th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Israeli Writer.

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Notable Works

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Among writers, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 1,531 out of 5,755Before him are Jean-Jacques Ampère, Andal, Margherita Sarfatti, Giorgio Bassani, Robert Desnos, and Anne Desclos. After him are Péter Nádas, P. D. James, Deepak Chopra, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, and Jan Guillou.

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Among people born in 1936, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 110Before him are Gianni Vattimo, André Kolingba, Dan Inosanto, Jo Siffert, Théo Sarapo, and Carol Gilligan. After him are Charles Dutoit, Jim Henson, Ivan Stambolić, Georgina Spelvin, Omar Suleiman, and Jacques Mesrine. Among people deceased in 1972, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 53Before him are Mahalia Jackson, Henry de Montherlant, Martiros Saryan, Josep Samitier, George, Crown Prince of Serbia, and Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. After him are Eugène Tisserant, Harlow Shapley, Matvei Zakharov, Stephen Timoshenko, Lester B. Pearson, and Watchman Nee.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 140 out of 430Before him are Naftali Bennett (1972), Israel Tal (1924), Al-Afdal Shahanshah (1066), Ali Hassan Salameh (1940), Ilan Ramon (1954), and Shoghi Effendi (1897). After him are Jonathan Apphus (-200), Avram Grant (1955), Haya Harareet (1931), Menahem Golan (1929), Valerius Gratus (-50), and Yigael Yadin (1917).

Among WRITERS In Israel

Among writers born in Israel, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 6Before him are John the Evangelist (10), Amos Oz (1939), Edward Said (1935), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), and David Grossman (1954). After him are A. B. Yehoshua (1936), Justus of Tiberias (35), May Ziade (1886), Ahron Daum (1951), Emile Habibi (1922), and Meir Shalev (1948).