Rawi Hage was born in Beirut where he lived through the early war years—the Lebanese War lasted from 1975 to 1990—until 1983/4 when, like tens of thousands of Lebanese people who emigrated to flee the conflict, he left for New York City and then immigrated to Quebec, Canada. He has been living in Montreal since 1991. Trained in photography at Dawson College and in Fine Arts at Concordia University, his work as a photographer and visual artist has been exhibited in the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Musée de la civilisation-Québec, and in many galleries around the world including Colombia, Japan and Lebanon. While Hage’s artwork comprises fragments of writing, his visual-artistic experience has strongly influenced his novelistic techniques and has been directly referenced in…

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Citation: Sakr, Rita. "Rawi Hage". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 May 2011; last revised 16 May 2020. [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12898, accessed 26 February 2024.]

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