Respected Egyptian author Gamal al-Ghitani passes away (Download PDF)


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About Gamal al - Ghitani: Egyptian author Gamal al - Ghitani has passes away at age of 70 in Cairo of Egypt. Gamal el - Ghitani was born on 9th May 1945 at Gihena of Egypt and moved to Cairo when he was a child.

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Respected Egyptian Author

  • He was an Egyptian author of historical and political novels and cultural and political comments.
  • He was the editor - in - chief of the literary journal Akhbar Al - Adab till 2011.
  • He moved towards his career and became a journalist for the Egyptian newspaper Akhbar El Yom in 1969.
  • He also helped to find the mythical magazine “Gallery 68” to encourage the Arab legendary culture.

About his achievements:

  • He won French Award for decoded literature named “Laure Bataillon”, one of the highest French awards to be bestowed upon non - French writers in 2005.
  • He was also honoured for this award for his huge work of “Kitb al - Tagalliyyt” or “Book of Illuminations”.
  • He also received the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Ren which award is about and it is one of the world’s richest mythical awards in 2009.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 20, 2015

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