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Egyptian Author Radwa Ashour Dies at 68

Radwa Ashour, the Egyptian author, writer, and professor of American and English literature, died in Cairo late Sunday after a long illness. She was 68. Ashour was born in the Cairo suburb of Manial Al-Rodah in 1946. She attended Cairo University, earning a B.A. in English in 1967 and her M.A. in comparative literature in 1972. In 1975, Ashour obtained her Ph.D. in African-American literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Ashour published seven novels, including the...

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