Radwa Ashour

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Radwa Ashour (born 1946 El-Manial, Cairo) is an Egyptian novelist.[1]


Radwa Ashour graduated from Cairo University with a BA in 1967, and MA. in 1972, and from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Ph.D. in African American Literature in 1975.[2] Her dissertation was titled: The search for a Black poetics: a study of Afro-American critical writings.[3] She teaches at Ain Shams University, Cairo. She married Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti in 1970.

She won the 2007 Constantine Cavafy Prize for Literature.[4]



  • 2010,الطنطوريه

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  1. ^ "The English Pen Online World Atlas - Radwa Ashour". Penatlas.org. 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Ashour, Radwa (1946–) - BIOGRAPHICAL HIGHLIGHTS, PERSONAL CHRONOLOGY:, PERSONAL HISTORY, INFLUENCES AND CONTRIBUTIONS, THE WORLD’S PERSPECTIVE, LEGACY - University, Cairo, Book, and Literature - JRank Articles". Encyclopedia.jrank.org. 1946-05-26. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  3. ^ Ashour, Radwa M. 1979. The Search for a Black Poetics: a study of Afro-American critical writings. Thesis--University of Massachusetts.
  4. ^ "Radwa Ashour | Who is she in Egypt". Whoisshe.wmf.org.eg. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Arab America - News - Egyptian Novelist Radwa Ashour's "Specters" Translated by Barbara Romaine". Arabdetroit.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 

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