Ashour, Radwa

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Ashour, Radwa Gender: F
born on 26 May 1946 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Cairo, Egypt, 30n03, 31e15
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°18' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 29°22 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 19°32'


Egyptian novelist who won the 2007 Constantine Cavafy Prize for Literature.

Radwa Ashour graduated from Cairo University with a BA in 1967, and MA in 1972, and from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a PhD in African American Literature in 1975. Her dissertation was titled: The search for a Black poetics: a study of Afro-American critical writings. She teaches at Ain Shams University, Cairo. She married Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti in 1970.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Specters" by Radwa Ashour (Interlink Books, 2010), p. 68: "Helbawi House, called after its owner Ibrahim al-Helbawi, is the house in which I was born. My mother gave birth to me at six o'clock on Sunday morning, the 26th of May, 1946."


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction