The Prophet

The Prophet - Professor Daoud Arab World Seminar 27 September 2009 Kahlil Gibran and The Prophet Kahlil Gibran was born on January 6th 1883 in the

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Professor Daoud Arab World Seminar 27 September 2009 Kahlil Gibran and The Prophet Kahlil Gibran ( دعس نب ليئاکيم نب ±²ر³ج لي´خ ±²ر³ج ) was born on January 6th, 1883 in the town of Basharri, Ottoman Syria -- modern day Lebanon. He is perhaps one of the most famous of poets and philosophers to come out of Lebanon. Gibran was a man of humble beginings; he received no formal education, but was frequently visited by preists who taught him about the bible as well as languages. In 1891, Kahlil’s father (of the same name) was imprisoned on embezzlement charges, leaving the family with no home or means of survival. Kamila Gibran – young Kahlil’s mother – decided to take her young and move to the United States, where Kahlil would continue his spiritual journey. Once they reached the United States, the Gibran family settled in the south side of Boston. We can only imagine the effect this must have had on Kahlil; to have traveled across the world from Ottoman Syria, and then settling in Boston. Khalil was registered for middle school in 1895; officials placed him in a class for immigrants in order to learn the English language. Not too long after that, he enrolled in an art program not too far from his middle school. Through his art instructors Kahlil met a famed Boston artist, photographer, and publisher: Fred Holland Day. Fred was the one who encouraged and supported young Kahlil in regard to his creative pursuits. Wanting Kahlil to learn more
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ANT 952 taught by Professor Daoud during the Fall '09 term at Adelphi.

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The Prophet - Professor Daoud Arab World Seminar 27 September 2009 Kahlil Gibran and The Prophet Kahlil Gibran was born on January 6th 1883 in the

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