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Artist's Statement

ABU-NUWAS (800 ce)

One of the greatest Arab poets of all time, and widely considered the greatest poet in Islam, Abu-Nuwas was also a notorious troublemaker. He was a master of satire and often wrote about topics forbidden by Islam to shock his readers, which led to his arrest on several occasions. His homoerotic poems ranged from sweetly romantic to downright lecherous: “In the bath-house, the mysteries hidden by trousers Are revealed to you... Feast your eyes without restraint!” Abu Nuwas was immortalized in The Thousand and One Arabian Nights.


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