Rawi Hage was born in Beirut where he lived through the early war years—the Lebanese War lasted from 1975 to 1990—until 1984 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, where he has been living since 1992. Trained at Dawson College and Concordia University, he gradually became famous in art circles. His work as a photographer and visual artist was exhibited in the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Musée de la civilisation-Québec, and in many galleries around the world. While Hage’s artwork comprises fragments of writing, his experience in visual art and photography has strongly influenced his novelistic techniques, which …
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Sakr, Rita. "Rawi Hage". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 May 2011
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