Hmedan al-Shwe'ir

Ḥmēdān al-Shwēʿir was an early eighteenth-century poet from the region of Najd in the Arabian Peninsula, in what is now Saudi Arabia.


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  1. Arabian Satire
    Satirical verse on society and its hypocrisiesA master of satire known for his ribald humor, self-deprecation, and invective verse (hijāʾ), the poet Ḥmēdān al-Shwēʿir was an acerbic critic of his society and its morals.... Learn More
    Published: 7th April 2020
    Paperback | £11.99
  2. Arabian Satire
    This lively volume collects poems by Hmedan al-Shwe'ir, who lived in Najd in the Arabian Peninsula shortly before the hegemony of the Wahhabi movement in the early 18th century.A master of satire known for his ribald humor, self-deprecation,... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2017
    Hardback | £28.99
    PDF | £32.00