Etel Adnan

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Etel Adnan
Born Ethel Adnan
24 February 1925 (1925-02-24) (age 92)
Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese American
Genres Poetry, Essay, Visual arts

Etel Adnan (born 24 February 1925) is a Lebanese-American Feminist writer, poet, essayist, and visual artist.

Honors[change | change source]

In 2003, Adnan was named "arguably the most celebrated and accomplished Arab American author writing today" by the academic journal MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.[1]

Legacy[change | change source]

Besides her literary works, Adnan continues to produce visual works in a vareity of media, such as oil paintings, movies and tapestries, which have been exhibited at galleries across the world.

Personal life[change | change source]

She lives in Paris and Sausalito, California.[2] Adnan openly identifies as lesbian.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Majaj, Lisa Suhair and Amireh, Amal (Eds.) "Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist", Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  2. "Etel Adnan", The Whitney Museum of American Art, Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  3. Lisa Suhair Majaj and Amal Amireh, Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist. McFarland & Company, 2001. ISBN 0786410728.

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