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Monday, January 9, 2012

Writer Ibrahim Aslan, 1935-2012

I'm sorry to say I've never read anything by the Egyptian writer Ibrahim Aslan, who died over the weekend after cold medication he was taking affected his pre-existing heart problems. A novelist and social critic, one of his works was made into the famous Egyptian film Kit-Kat.

M. Lynx Qualey has an appreciation at The Egypt Independent and further comments at her Arabic Literature (in English) blog. Ahram Online's appreciation is here.

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