Jubra’il bin Wade’ Sa’adeh was an author, translator, historian, musician and journalist from Latakia, Syria. He moved to Beirut, where he pursued his education at the French College of Law and later went on to work in trade before ultimately being appointed Latakia’s Honorary Consul to Greece in 1956. He was also elected president of the Institutes of Higher Education’s Alumni Club and served as a member of the management committee of the music club. In addition, Jubra’il was one of the founders of the National Orthodox Church in Latakia, the Arab Writers Union and the People’s Committee for the Arts and Literature. He was also an accomplished writer, publishing articles in French, Italian, German and Lebanese magazines. Among his notable works include his plays When The Sun Sets, The Disobedient Will Never Be Forgotten, as well as folk songs Latakia Province and When Latakia Sings. He also translated several works from Arabic into French, including National Museum Guide and a story by Mahmoud Edwan entitled Without Offspring. His French writings include Ugarit and The History of Latakia.
Yasmeen Serhan 2015-07-06T06:54:59+00:00