Tarif was born in Damascus, Syria in 1957. He started writing short stories and articles in his early years of elementary school and poetry in his college years. He earned two BS degrees in Engineering and Literature from Damascus University. After graduating from college, he immigrated to the U.S. in the Eighties and restarted his life from scratch. He organized poetry recital events in Houston in the years 2009 and 2010, glorifying the Arabic civilization. His published 5 books between 2014 and 2018 He is currently working on a new Children Book titled (Phone Story) that will be published in 2020, addressing the children addiction to phones and other electronics.
Journey Around the Arab-Spring Revolutions
The Chronicles of the Syrian Revolution
Hearts Tearrs and the Journey of Life
مذكرات الثورة السورية، من الحياة اليومية لمواطن سوري
Tarif Youssef-Agha Books
A Journey Around the Arab-Spring Revolutions
This book will take you on a Stunning Journey around the Arab Spring countries and tell you the stories of their Revolutions, all through the eyes of a Syrian poet who lived his youth there. He is anti dictatorship and pro democracy; that is why his writings are full of Fury and Power, Metaphor and Wit, but also Confidence and Hope. This book, simply, is a Poetic Chronicle of the Arab Spring Revolutions.
This book takes you closer than ever to the Middle Eastern views of love, death, and life all through the eyes of a Syrian poet who lived his youth in the ancient capital city of Damascus. In the first section, he is exchanging words of love with pretty women who invaded his heart—giving joys or causing wounds. In the next one, he is shedding tears for beloved ones who were kidnapped by death, leaving deep, painful scars behind. And in the last one, he is trying to make sense of the endless mysteries of life, which will continue to be a puzzle forever.
This book is simply the memoir of the Syrian Revolution in its six-year journey, all through the eyes of a Syrian poet who lived his youth in the capital city of Damascus.
Beginning on the first Friday after the revolution started and every Friday thereafter, the Syrians made it a habit, taking to the streets to demonstrate against the regime. They also gave names to those Fridays to reflect the current events. The first one was the Friday of Dignity (3/18/11), then Friday of Glory (3/25/11), Friday of Martyrs (4/1/11), Friday of Withstanding (4/8/11), Friday of Insistence (4/15/11), and so on until today, which sums up to more than three hundred Fridays.
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