Radwa Ashour’s 72nd Birthday – Can you believe what you can’t see? With the help of imaginative minds like acclaimed Egyptian author and professor Radwa Ashour, millions of readers have been able visit new places without leaving their chair.
Ashour was born in Cairo in 1946, and is now known for both her political involvement in causes against university corruption and censorship, as well as her distinct writing style that invited users to intimately experience far away places through her perspective. Her passionate involvement in social justice movements is evident throughout her writing, and she has been recognized for her ability to “challenge the dominant discourse” through literature that deeply personalizes the lives and conditions of marginalized groups.
Throughout her career, Ashour wrote more than 15 books, most notably the Granada trilogy, a historical novel chronicling the rise and fall of the Arab civilisation in Spain. In recognition of her distinguished career as an author, one of her works was voted as one of the top 100 literary works of the 20th century by the Arab Writers Union.
We think wild imagination is something worth celebrating – happy 72nd birthday, Radwa Ashour!
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