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Friday, October 21, 2011

Anis Mansour, 1925-2011

Ahram Online
Anis Mansour, Egyptian writer, journalist, editor and columnist, has died at age 87. Obit here. Novelist, memoirist, journalist (he wrote for most of Egypt's major publications, most recently as a columnist in Al-Ahram), Editor (he served as Editor-in-Chief of the weeklies Akher Sa‘a and October, the latter in its influential early years under Anwar Sadat). A pillar of the old journalistic establishment gone.

If you're doing the math and wondering how 1925-2011 can make him 87, I  assume Ahram Online computed his age in Hijri years.

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