Lebanese writer Emily Nasrallah passed away

The Lebanese writer Emily Nasrallah passed away at the age of 87. Last year,

she received the Goethe medal

which is an official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany. Emily Nasrallah is one of the most renowned authors in the Middle East. She wrote for adults as well as for children. In fact, her literary work mostly focuses on the village life in the South of Lebanon, women’s rights, and the 

Lebanese civil war

. Emily Nasrallah was born in Al Kfeir, a village in southern Lebanon. She was always an excellent student, and her passion for literature grew over time thanks to great professors who guided her. She graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BA in Education and Literature. Emily wrote many novels and short stories about various topics. One of her most acclaimed books is the first novel she wrote which is called Tuyur Aylul (Birds of September). In fact, this novel received three prestigious literary prizes. In the book, the author talks about the migration of the villagers in her town just like the birds do in September. May her soul rest in peace!

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