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ʻĀshūr, Raḍwá

Works: 101 works in 328 publications in 4 languages and 3,755 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PJ7814.S514, 892.736
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Most widely held works by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr
Arab women writers : a critical reference guide, 1873-1999 by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arab women's writing in the modern age began with A'isha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and other nineteenth-century pioneers in Egypt and the Levant. This unique study - first published in Arabic in 2004 - looks at the work of those pioneers and then traces the development of Arab women's literature through the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a meticulously researched, comprehensive bibliography of writing by Arab women. In the first section, in nine essays that cover the Arab Middle East from Morocco to Iraq and Syria to Yemen, critics and writers from the Arab world examine the origin and evolution of women's writing in each country in the region, addressing fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiographical writing." "The second part of the volume contains bibliographical entries for over 1,200 Arab women writers from the last third of the nineteenth century through 1999. Each entry contains a short biography and a bibliography of each author's published works. This section also includes Arab women's writing in French and English, as well as a bibliography of works translated into English." "With its broad scope and extensive research, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Arabic literature, women's studies, or comparative literature."--Jacket
Granada : a novel by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radwa Ashour skillfully weaves a history of Granadan rule and an Arabic world into a novel that evokes cultural loss and the disappearance of a vanquished population. The novel follows the family of Abu Jaafar, the bookbinder--his wife, widowed daughter-in-law, her two children, and his two apprentices--as they witness Christopher Columbus and his entourage in a triumphant parade featuring exotic plants and animals, and human captives from the New World. Embedded in the narrative is the preparation for the marriage of Saad, one of the apprentices, and Saleema, Abu Jaafar's granddaughter--a scenario that is elegantly revealed in a number of parallel scenes. As the new rulers of Granada confiscate books, and officials burn the collected volumes, Abu Jaafur quietly moves his rich library out of town. Persecuted Muslims fight to form an independent government, but increasing economic and cultural pressures on the Arabs of Spain and Christian rulers culminate in Christian conversions and Muslim uprisings." Book jacket
The woman from Tantoura by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and Arabic and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young girl from her days in the village of Tantoura in Palestine up to the dawn of the new century
Spectres by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Arabic and English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radwa and Shagar are two women born on the same day. Spectres alternates between their childhoods, their days at work, their married and unmarried lives, and the two books they are writing
Siraaj : an Arab tale by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the late nineteenth century on a mythical island off the coast of Yemen, Radwa Ashour's Siraaj: An Arab Tale tells the poignant story of a mother and son as they are drawn inextricably into a revolt against their island's despotic sultan." "Amina, a baker in the sultan's palace, anxiously awaits her son's return from a long voyage at sea, fearful that the sea has claimed Said just as it did his father and grandfather. Said, left behind in Alexandria by his ship as the British navy begins an attack on the city, slowly begins to make his way home, witnessing British colonial oppression along the way." "Said's return brings Amina only a short-lived peace. The lessons he learned from the Egyptians' struggle against the British have radicalized him. When Said learns the island's slave population is planning a revolt against the sultan's tyrannical rule, both he and Amina are soon drawn in." "Rendered from Arabic into English by Barbara Romaine, Radwa Ashour's novella speaks of the unity that develops among varied peoples as they struggle against a common oppressor and illuminates the rich cultures of both the Arab and African inhabitants of the island. Sub-Saharan African culture is a subject addressed by few Arabic novelists, and Radwa Ashour's novella does much to fill that void."--Jacket
Blue lorries by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nada is no stranger to protest. She is five years old when her French mother takes her to visit her Egyptian father, a political activist with a passing resemblance to president Nasser, in prison. When he returns home a changed man, their family begins to fracture and eventually Nada's mother moves back to Paris. Through her teenage years Nada is surrounded by the language of protest -- 'anarchism', 'Trotskyism', 'communism'. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Through student sit-ins, imprisonments, passionate arguments, accidental alliances, fallen friends, loves, joys and regrets, Nada's story interweaves with that of Egypt's many celebrated activists such as Arwa and Siham" -- Dust jacket flap
Midnight and other poems by Murīd Barghūthī( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qiṭʻah min Ūrūbbā : riwāyah by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Arabic and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sirāj by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thulāthīyat Gharnāṭah by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in Arabic and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisk romantrilogi, der skildrer en muslimsk families skæbne i Granada efter Isabella og Ferdinand af Castiliens magtovertagelse i 1492, tvangsomvendelserne og inkvisitionens rædsler
al-Ṭarīq ilá al-khaymah al-ukhrá : dirāsah fī aʻmāl Ghassān Kanafānī by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in Arabic and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faraj : riwāyah by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jerusalem : and other poems, 1997-2017 by Tamīm Barghūthī( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ḥajar dāfiʼ by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Arabic and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khadījah wa-Sawsan by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Arabic and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taqārīr al-Sayyidah Rāʼ : majmūʻah qiṣaṣīyah by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maryamah wa-al-raḥīl by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raʼaytu al-nakhl : qiṣaṣ by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in Arabic and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dhākirah lil-mustaqbal : mawsūʻat al-kātibah al-ʻArabīyah, 1873-1999( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Ḥadāthah al-mumkinah : al-Shidyāq wa-al-Sāq ʻalá al-sāq : al-riwāyah al-ūlá fī al-adab al-ʻArabī al-ḥadīth by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Arabic and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.17 for Arab women ... to 0.98 for al-Mandīl ...)

Arab women writers : a critical reference guide, 1873-1999
Granada : a novelSpectresSiraaj : an Arab taleMidnight and other poems
Alternative Names
Achour, Radwa 1946-

Achour, Radwa, 1946-2014

Ashour, Radwa

Ashour Radwa 1946-....

Ashour, Radwa 1946-2014

Ashur, Radua 1946-2014

Ashur, Radwa

Ashur Radwa 1946-....

Ashūr, Raḍwa 1946-2014

ʿĀšūr, Raḍawī, 1946-

ʿĀšūr, Raḍwá

ʿĀšūr Raḍwá 1946-....

ʿĀšūr, Raḍwá, 1946-2014

ʿĀšūr, Riḍwā, 1946-

ʿĀšūr, Riḍwī, 1946-

Radua Ashur ägyptische Schriftstellerin

Radwa Ashour Egyptian novelist

Radwa Ashour novelista egipcia

Radwa Ashour romancière égyptienne

Radwa Ashour schrijfster uit Egypte (1946-2014)

Radwa Ashur novel·lista egípcia

Radwá ʿĀšūr

Radwá ʿĀšūr 1946-...

رضوى عاشور، 1946-

رضوى عاشور، 1946-2014

عاشور، رضو

عاشور، رضوى

عاشور، رضوى 1946-

عاشور، رضوى، 1946-2014

‏عاشور، رضوي.

아슈르, 라드와 1946-