Who Is She

Ahdaf Soueif
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Writer
Ahdaf Soueif

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Cairo
Egypt

Languages

- Arabic
- English

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Education

- PhD, Linguistics, Lancaster University , 1978
- MA, English Literature, The American University in Cairo, 1973
- BA, English Literature, Cairo University, 1971

Competences

- Fiction Writing
- Literary Criticism
- Literary Translation
- Non-fiction Writing
- Political & Cultural Commentator

Work history

Jobs: 
- Founder & Chair, Engaged Events-UK, 2008- present
Honorary office and memberships: 
- Patron, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK
- Fellow, the Royal Society of Literature, UK
- Patron, The Caine Prize for African Writing
- Trustee, The British Museum
- Trustee, The International Prize for Arab Fiction (IPAF)
Productions and works: 
- Cairo: a City Transformed, (memoir), Pantheon, January 2014.
- Cairo: my City, our Revolution, (memoir) Bloomsbury 2012.
- Editor: Reflections on Islamic Art, (essays), BQFP 2011.
- I Think of You: Stories, Bloomsbury: London, 2007.
- Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground, Bloomsbury: London, 2004.
- The Map of Love, 1999
- In the Eye of the Sun, 1993

Awards

- Honorary DLitt, Exeter University, 2008
- Honorary DLitt, London Metropolitan University, 2004
- Honorary DLitt, Lancaster University, 2004
- Mahmoud Darwish Award, 2010
- Costantine Cavafy Award, 2012
- Metropolis Bleu Award