was born and grew up in Cairo, where she still lives. She is the author of two novels and many short stories. She is a 2005-2006 Fulbright Visiting Specialist in Fulbright’s Direct Access to the Muslim World Program. Her first English collection, Points of the Compass: Stories by Sahar Tawfiq, selected, translated and introduced by Marilyn Booth, was the 1985 winner of the University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Prize.
Banipal No 27 Autumn/Winter 2006
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