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 .