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Tharwat Abaza

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Tharwat Abaza with Nobel laureate in literature Naguib Mahfouz

Tharwat Abaza (28 June 1927 – 17 March 2002) was an Egyptian journalist and novelist.[1] His best-known novel, A Man Escaping from Time, was turned into an Egyptian television series in the late 1960s, and A Taste of Fear, a short story which was turned into an Egyptian film in the late 1960s.[2][3]

A journalist for Al Arabi newspaper was sentenced to prison for six months due to alleged defamation to Abaza.[4] He died at the age of 74 in 2002. He was a member of the literary and aristocratic family, the Abaza family.

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  1. ^ Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. (2000). Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-55587-229-8.
  2. ^ A Taste of Fear (1969), retrieved 7 December 2021
  3. ^ 'Tharwat Abaza, 75; Egyptian Newspaper Columnist, Writer', LA Times, 19 March 2002.
  4. ^ Gamal M. Selim (2015). The International Dimensions of Democratization in Egypt: The Limits of Externally-Induced Change. Springer International Publishing. p. 68. ISBN 978-3-319-16700-8.

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