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Prominent Egyptian writer Said El-Kafrawy dies at 81

Kafrawy's passion was short stories, which he became one of its pillars of in Egypt

Mohammed Saad , Saturday 14 Nov 2020
Said Kafrawy
Said El-Kafrawy
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Egyptian writer Said El-Kafrawy, who was one of the most prominent writers of the 60's literary generation in Egypt, has died on Saturday at the age of 81.

El-Kafrawy was one of of the writers who attended Naguib Mahfouz's cultural salon in the historic Cafe Riche in Downtown Cairo.

The late writer was born in Mahalla in 1939.

He started his literary career in the 60's of the last century along with his contempraries Mohamed El-Mansy Qandil, Sonallah Ibrahim, Farid Abu Si'dah, and Gaber Asfour, who all became big names in the literarature and literary criticsm scene in the country.

Kafrawy's passion was short stories, which he became one of its pillars of in Egypt. 

His short stories led him to prison in the late 60's during the rule of President Gamal Abdel- Nasser, like many of his contemporaries.

He is best known for his 12 short stories collection including Bayt Lel Aberen (A Home for Passerbyes), Al-Baghdadeya (The Baghdadi), Koshk Al-Musika (The Music Kiosk: Stories from Egypt), Hekayat Min Daftar Al-Ahwal (Stories from the Book of Statuses).

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