Naomi Shihab Nye Poem

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The cultural and social background have a huge influence on people 's lives, and affect their thoughts, beliefs, and works. Especially if the person has two different cultural backgrounds as the Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye. Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet from a Palestinian father and an American mother, her bicultural background shows in her poetry. The turning point in Nye 's life as a writer is when she visits her grandmother in Palestine at the age of fourteen, after that she starts to write about her two different cultures and the ability to connect them. The poet describes herself as "a wandering poet" because of the workshops she holds around the world and being an inspiration for people at all ages. Her poems, mostly about her experience as an Arab-American poet and addresses a cultural issues through an ordinary events. Nye constantly insists on the possible co-existence between her two cultures, in contrast, she writes about the struggle of the Palestinians and how the Arab resist to cooperate or to coexist. Therefore, the conflict in her poems reflect the conflict she has about wanting to connect them and the pain she feels for the Arab, who doesn 't live in their country. Naomi Shihab Nye has exposed the need for coexistence in spite of resistance in
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