BY MLYNXQUALEYonJULY 22, 2015 In Mourid Barghouti’s seminal memoir, I Saw Ramallah, he writes about the loss of his private days — namely his birthday and his anniversary — as author Ghassan Kanafani was assassinated on the date of the first, and cartoonist Naji al-Ali on the second: From I Saw Ramallah: I got to know Naji in 1970 in Kuwait. He was the cartoonist of al-Siyasanewspaper, and I used to spend some evenings in his small office.
Publishing house Shorouk marks birth anniversary of Egyptian novelist and critic Radwa Ashour by reissuing five of her books. 2015/06/12 Issue: 9 Page: 21 The Arab Weekly Mona Anis The publishing house Shorouk marked the anniversary of the birth of Egyptian novelist and critic Radwa Ashour by reissuing five of her books. Ashour’s death last December created waves of sadness among the community of writers in Egypt and beyond, especially in Palestine where she was much admired for her unwavering support of the struggle of the Palestinians and the right of return for those driven out of their homes in 1948.
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 .
M. Lynx Qualey Fourteen hundred years ago and more, the poet-prince Imru’ al-Qais was banished by his father. The king exiled his son, or so the legend goes, in part because of the prince’s poetry. Thus it was that, when the king was killed by a group of his subjects, al-Qais was traveling with friends. Al-Qais returned to avenge his father’s death, but afterward spent the rest of his life in exile, fleeing from place to place, writing poetry and seeking support to regain his father’s throne.