Ghassan Kanafani

1936 - 1972

Ghassan Kanafani

Ghassan Kanafani (Arabic: غسان كنفاني‎‎, 8 April 1936 in Acre, Mandatory Palestine – 8 July 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon) 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 253,926 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,774th most popular writer.

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 3.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 1,771 out of 4,883Before him are Jeppe Aakjær, Eino Leino, Per Wahlöö, Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, Edward Gorey, and Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak. After him are Minna Canth, Ippolita Maria Sforza, Tanya Savicheva, Juan del Encina, Archibald Gracie IV, and Philip Sidney.

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Among people born in 1936, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 116Before him are André Kolingba, Solomon Burke, Wolf Biermann, Al Oerter, Eric Walter Elst, and Dan Inosanto. After him are Hiroshi Saeki, Larry Cohen, Claude Brasseur, Horst Mahler, Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, and Masashi Watanabe. Among people deceased in 1972, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 62Before him are Bronislava Nijinska, Lester B. Pearson, Ettore Bastico, Matvei Zakharov, Aspasia Manos, and Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. After him are Frank Knight, Alejandra Pizarnik, Clara Campoamor, Viktor Barna, Frans Masereel, and Jo Bonnier.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 144 out of 294Before him are Ali Hassan Salameh (1940), Israel Tal (1924), Gali Atari (1953), Shoghi Effendi (1897), Ibzan (null), and Antonius Felix (10). After him are Simon bar Giora (100), Gal Gadot (1985), Eutocius of Ascalon (480), Ivry Gitlis (1922), Sirhan Sirhan (1944), and Lusius Quietus (100).

Among WRITERS In Israel

Among writers born in Israel, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 6Before him are John the Evangelist (10), Edward Said (1935), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), David Grossman (1954), and A. B. Yehoshua (1936). After him are May Ziade (null), Meir Shalev (1948), Etgar Keret (1967), and Rami Saari (1963).

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