Book Review: A journey in the face of death
Arab NewsBook Review: A journey in the face of deathArab NewsOriginally published in 2013 by Dar Al-Saqi, “No Road to Paradise” was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2015. You first meet Daoud's main character in his doctor's office. He is preparing himself for bad news. He knows he is sick and ...
Posted on 8 October 2017 | 2:26 am
Writing tips from authors who won the Nobel
The NationalWriting tips from authors who won the Nobel Prize for LiteratureThe NationalEgypt's Naguib Mahfouz is the only Arab to have won the Nobel Prize for literature. Peter Oftedal / AFP. Considered one of the highest accolades an author can receive, the Nobel Prize for Literature has awarded an eclectic array of international ...
Posted on 7 October 2017 | 4:28 am
Ishiguro Gets 2017 Nobel Prize For
Independent Newspapers LimitedIshiguro Gets 2017 Nobel Prize For LiteratureIndependent Newspapers LimitedHe was followed two years later by the Egyptian writer, Naguib Mahfouz. He won the prize in 1988 but died in 2006. Then in 1991, a white South African lady, Nadine Gordimer, won the prize. And 12 years later the prize returned to South Africa through ...and more »
Posted on 6 October 2017 | 3:00 am
Here are the controversy, fame and flops for
Deccan ChronicleHere are the controversy, fame and flops for Nobel Literature PrizeDeccan ChronicleIndia has only one laureate in Rabindranath Tagore in 1913, as does the Arab world with Egypt's Naguib Mahfouz receiving the award in 1988. One reason may be that it was previously difficult for the Nobel juries to judge non-European literature as ...and more »
Posted on 4 October 2017 | 9:12 pm
Breaking News: White Men Awarded Nobel
HuffPostBreaking News: White Men Awarded Nobel Prize, AgainHuffPostOf the 113 literature laureates, the prize was awarded to just 6 Africans: only one who is black, Nigerian Wole Soyinka (1986), and one Arab, Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz (1988). All the rest were white colonialists. Aside from Mahfouz, there is only one ...
Posted on 4 October 2017 | 10:17 am
After the exodus, tourists trickle back into
Egypt was delighted to see me. So overjoyed, in fact, that Egyptians couldn't contain themselves.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 7:03 am
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Ninth Session
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the four winners in its 9th session (2014/2015).The Literature Award went to Osama Alaysa from Pal...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 1:02 am
Anunciados os vencedores da nona sessão do
ABU DHABI, Emirados Árabes Unidos, 6 de abril de 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- O Prêmio Literário Sheikh Zayed anunciou os vencedores do ano (2014 - 2015) marcando a nona sessão da premiação. O anúncio dos vencedores foi realizado após extensas...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 12:14 am
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Discoveries and inventions that have changed the world and improved the lives of people are now being displayed at the Nobel Museum exhibition, which has brought to life the achievements of Nobel Laureates in physics, chemistry, physiology, medicine, literature and peace.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 11:43 am
Dubai to host museum of ideas that changed
Nationality is not taken into consideration while accepting nominations for the Nobel Prize, a top official from the Nobel Museum has affirmed. When asked about the possibility of someone from the GCC countries winning a Nobel Prize, Dr Lars Heikensen, chairman of the Nobel Museum, said: “We are open to applications for the award from across the world. Dr Heikensen was speaking at the opening ...
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 9:22 pm
The unique project of Gamal Al-Ghitany
Al-Ghitany brilliantly succeeded in emerging from what might be termed the Mahfouzian, after the Egyptian Nobel laureate novelist Naguib Mahfouz, fictional frame-of-reference which laid the foundations of the legitimacy of the novel in Arabic literature.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:10 pm
Hagar ElSaeed: How J.K Rowling & 140
Then the rest of them laughed, and another one said, "Do you think you are Naguib Mahfouz? Are you serious? Just forget about it." Another time I was in club, just before my practice. I was talking to a couple of my teammates and the topic was about future ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 9:12 pm
The rise of Arabic literature in the West
"When I was a student," British-Syrian writer Robin Yassin-Kassab recalled, "just about the only stuff in terms of literature that was translated and available in bookshops was Naguib Mahfouz, the Nobel prize winner, and Nawal el-Saadawi (the Egyptian ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
'Automobile Club of Egypt' traces road
Nor does "The Automobile Club" have the texture one finds in the novels of Naguib Mahfouz, with whom Al Aswany is regularly compared. Taking up similar themes, a novel like Mahfouz's "Palace Walk" presents more rounded characters and a thicker sense of its ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 2:59 am
Egypt's most notable writer Gamal El-Ghitani
Gamal El-Ghitani, 70, is one of Egypt's most notable writers and was a close friend of the Arab world’s only Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz. Mahfouz was also an inspiration for his works. His literature has been translated into many languages including ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 4:46 am
Resolved Question: What's the meaning of
Found in Naguib Mahfouz's novel
Posted on 26 June 2013 | 4:21 am
Resolved Question: Egypt: Have you ever read
And if so, which ones did you like the best, and why?
Posted on 28 May 2011 | 9:35 am
Resolved Question: In “The Happy Man” By
Long speaches by the main character
Dialogue between the main character and other charaters
Long speeches by secondary characters
Descriptions of setting
Posted on 18 December 2010 | 3:00 am
Resolved Question: What are reasons why
I have a debate and I have to argue that Faulkner was much more deserving of the nobel prize and Mahfouz was not, any ideas?
Posted on 1 December 2010 | 1:16 am
Resolved Question: Why did Islamists hate
Was it because he was a secularist who likely was only a cultural Muslim who rejected religious dogma? Or was it because he defended Salman Rushdie? They almost succeeded in killing him in 1994, and I remember even Hassan Nasrallah in 2005 proclaimed that if they had succeeded, the Danish cartoonists would be too cowardly to publish. Do you personally believe creators of cartoons and books that mock Islam ought to be punished by death? http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2007269,00.html
The religion of peace strikes everywhere at all times!
Posted on 29 September 2010 | 8:32 am