Marina Warner

Radwa Ashour obituary

Radwa Ashour obituary

Courageous Egyptian writer, academic and translator known for her Granada trilogy Marina Warner Monday 8 December 2014 Radwa Ashour was a powerful voice among Egyptian writers of the postwar generation and a writer of exceptional integrity and courage. Her work consistently engages with her country’s history and reflects passionately upon it. “I am an Arab woman and a citizen of the third world,” she declared, in an essay for the anthology The View from Within (1994), “and my heritage in both cases is stifled .