Born to a Syrian father and a Lebanese mother, Nahhas graduated from The American University of Beirut with degrees in
Biology and Marine Sciences and completed his PhD at Hull University, England. He worked for about twenty-five years in
environmental sciences, researching, lecturing, leading and consulting in Lebanon, Syria, England and Australia.
He co-operated with the United Nations’ programmes for the protection of the Mediterranean.
Nahhas has been interested in literature since school days. He founded and edited Kalimat, the English-Arabic quarterly magazine,
in 2000 and it continued till 2006. (The 'MAGAZINE' page here provides lists of contents for the 24 issues.)
Nahhas has many literary translations in English and Arabic, including seven collections of poetry and two books of prose.
In 2013 he published a collection of his writings in Arabic covering a period from the seventies to the early two-thousands.
His most recent publication is a collection of his own prose (in Arabic), titled
‘Nossoosson Aadiya’ (Unremarkable Texts), Kalimat Publications, Sydney 2020.
Nahhas was only 12 when his interest in photography was noticed by his uncle Hani who offered him his camera.
When he was 14, Raghid wrote on the title page of one of his albums
'SEE ME NOT IN MY PHOTOS, BUT IN THE PHOTOS I TAKE'.
Nahhas migrated to Australia with his family in 1988. He lives in Sydney.
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Writings, Photography, Poetry
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia