1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. News Capsule  |  

Renowned Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour died

Dec 2, 2014 15:34 IST

Acclaimed Egyptian novelist and educator Radwa Ashour died on 30 November 2014 in Cairo after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.

Radwa Ashour
• Born in Cairo in 1946, Ashour obtained her Ph.D. in African-American literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
• She chronicled her fight against cancer in her novel Heavier than Radwa which was set against the turbulent days of Egypt's revolution.
• She wrote more than fifteen books, the best-known of which is the Granada trilogy, which chronicles the rise and fall of Arab civilization in Spain.
• Ashour won multiple awards including the Constantine Cavafy Prize for Literature in 2007 and the Owais Prize in 2011.

Quick Digest

Who: Radwa Ashour

Where: Cairo

What: died

When: 30 November 2014

Is this article important for exams ? Yes8 People Agreed
Read more Current Affairs on: Radwa Ashour , died , Egyptian novelist

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK