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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gamal al-Ghitany wins Sheikh Zayed award

Gamal al-Ghitani has been announced as the winner of this year's Sheikh Zayed award for Literature. The winning book is the 6th volume of Dafater Al-Tadween, a series organised around the revival of memory, and encompasses the spiritual journey of the writer paralleled with travel from the Pyramid Plateau to the Southern parts of Egypt. The book was published by Dar Al Shourouq in 2008.
The advisory council decided that Jamal Al Ghitani’s work manifests the intersection of the spiritual and carnal, the artistic and intellectual, exceeding the boundaries of time and history.

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