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Ahlem Mosteghanemi Posted by on Aug 15, 2016

Ahlem Mosteghanemi (أحلام مستغانمي‎‎), is an Algerian writer who has been called “the world’s best-known arabophone woman novelist” Ahlem was born in Tunis. She is the daughter of a militant political activist who was forced into exile during the Algerian liberation war. In the wake of independence, her family moved back to Algeria, where her…

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Malak Hefny Nassef Posted by on Mar 23, 2013

Malak Hefny Nassef (ملك حفني ناصف) is an Egyptian writer and a leading feminist. She was born in Cairo in 1886 to an educated family. Her father was a judge and a well-known writer. He was also one of the founders of the Egyptian University.  Malak Hefny Nassef is the first Arab woman to receive…

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Lutfiyah Al-Nadi; (1906 – 2002) Posted by on Aug 22, 2012

Lutfiyah Al-Nadi; (1906 – 2002)       Lutfiyah Al-Nadi لــُــطــفــيــة الــنــادى was the first Egyptian and African female pilot كابتن طيار . At the age of  26, she became the first Egyptian woman to fly her plane from Cairo to Alexandria.      Lutfiyah was born in 1906. When she finished her school, she decided to join…

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