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About Naguib Mahfouz
Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian novelist, playwright, short story writer and screenwriter. He has been credited as one of the earliest Arabic literature writers to employ existentialism as a theme. The settings of all his novels are in Egypt and he is the Arab writer with the highest number of works adapted into films and television series. His best-known works include the novels “Children of Gebelawi”, “The Cairo Trilogy” and “The Harafish”.
He was the youngest of the seven children of Abdel-Aziz Ibrahim, a civil servant and Fatimah Qasheesha. He married Atiyyatallah Ibrahim in 1954, when he was 43 years old. They had two daughters together.
He was the first Egyptian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, having received it in 1988.
He died on August 30, 2006 at 94 years old.
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Famous quotes by Naguib Mahfouz
As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.Naguib Mahfouz
At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic.Naguib Mahfouz
Events at home, at work, in the street - these are the bases for a story.Naguib Mahfouz
God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.Naguib Mahfouz
History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.Naguib Mahfouz
I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace.Naguib Mahfouz
I believe society has a right to defend itself, just as the individual has the right to attack that with which he disagrees.Naguib Mahfouz
I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things.Naguib Mahfouz
I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.Naguib Mahfouz
I wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour. If I have something to write, I prefer to write in the morning until midday, and in the afternoon, I eat.Naguib Mahfouz
I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening.Naguib Mahfouz
I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party.Naguib Mahfouz
If we reject science, we reject the common man.Naguib Mahfouz
If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion.Naguib Mahfouz
There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see.Naguib Mahfouz
Today's interpretations of religion are often backward and contradict the needs of civilization.Naguib Mahfouz
We are like a woman with a difficult pregnancy. We have to rebuild the social classes in Egypt, and we must change the way things were.Naguib Mahfouz
F.A.Q. about Naguib Mahfouz
When is Naguib Mahfouz's birthday?
Naguib Mahfouz's birthday is on December 11, 1911.
In how many days is Naguib Mahfouz's birthday?
Naguib Mahfouz's birthday is in 206 days
How old was Naguib Mahfouz when he/she died?
Naguib Mahfouz was 94 years old.
When did Naguib Mahfouz die?
Naguib Mahfouz died in August 30, 2006.
How old would Naguib Mahfouz be today?
Naguib Mahfouz would be 110 years old if he/she was alive today.
Where was Naguib Mahfouz from?
Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo, Egypt.
Naguib Mahfouz's Popularity
Naguib Mahfouz was a famous Egyptian author, who was born on December 11, 1911. As a person born on this date, Naguib Mahfouz is listed in our database as the 37th most popular celebrity for the day (December 11) and the 35th most popular for the year (1911).
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