Radwa Ashour
Radwa Ashour

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Name: Radwa Ashour
Occupation: Novelist
Gender: Female
Birth Day: May 26, 1946
Death Date: Nov 30, 2014 (age 68)
Age: Aged 68
Country: Egypt
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Radwa Ashour

Radwa Ashour was born on May 26, 1946 in Egypt (68 years old). Radwa Ashour is a Novelist, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Radwa Ashournet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


She won the Constantine Cavafy Prize for literature in 2007. 

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As per our current Database, Radwa Ashour died on Nov 30, 2014 (age 68).

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Before Fame

She graduated from Cairo University with her BA in 1967. She then went on to earn her MA from the University in 1972. She earned her Ph.D. in African American Literature in 1975 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her first book The Journey was published in 1983. 

Biography Timeline


Ashour was born in El-Manial to Mustafa Ashour, a lawyer and literature enthusiast, and Mai Azzam, a poet and an artist. She graduated from Cairo University with a BA degree in 1967. In 1972, she received her MA in Comprehensive Literature from the same university. In 1975, Ashour graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a PhD in African American Literature. Her dissertation was entitled The search for a Black poetics: a study of Afro-American critical writings. While preparing for her PhD, Ashour was remarked as the first doctoral candidate in English who studied the literature of the African-American. She taught at Ain Shams University, Cairo. Between 1969 and 1980, Ashour's mainly focused on studying, raising up her son and playing an active role as an activist. She married Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti in 1970. She gave birth to her son, poet Tamim al-Barghouti, in 1977. In that same year, Ashour's husband, Mourid Barghouthi was deported from Egypt to Hungary. As she and her son stayed in Cairo, they used to make frequent visits to Mourid.


Ashour died on 30 November 2014 after months of long-term health problems.


On 26 May 2018, Google Doodle commemorated Radwa Ashour's 72nd birthday.

Family Life

Radwa was born and raised in El-Manial. Radwa married Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti in 1970 and together they had a son named Tamim al-Barghouti in 1977. 

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