Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egypt’s ‘poet of the people,’ dies at 84

By Hamza Hendawi, — Associated Press, December 3, 2013

Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egypt’s “poet of the people” whose sharply political verses in colloquial Arabic skewered the country’s leaders and inspired protesters from the 1970s through the current uprisings, died Dec. 3 in Cairo. He was 84.

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