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Ahmed Shawqi Biography | Poet

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Ahmed Shawqi (1868–1932) (Arabic : , Egyptian Arabic pronunciation:  ['æhmæd 'æwi] ), nicknamed Amir al-Sho'araã (which literally means the prince of poets ), was one of the greatest Arabic poets laureate, an Egyptian poet and dramatist who pioneered the modern Egyptian literary movement, most notably introducing the genre of poetic epics to the Arabic literary tradition. On the paternal side he was of Circassian, Greek and Kurdish descent, and on the maternal side of Turkish and Greek descent.