Veteran writer, novelist Bahaa Taher passes away at age of 87



Thu, 27 Oct 2022 - 11:35 GMT


Thu, 27 Oct 2022 - 11:35 GMT


CAIRO – 27 October 2022: Veteran Egyptian writer and novelist Bahaa Taher passed away, Thursday at the age of 87, after a long struggle with illness.

Taher was born in Giza Governorate on January 13, 1935. He worked as a translator for the State Information Service between 1956 and 1957, and worked as a Radio director and broadcaster until 1975, when he was banned from writing.

After being banned from writing, Taher left Egypt and traveled to Africa and Asia, where he worked as a translator. He lived in Geneva between 1981 and 1995, where he worked as a translator at the United Nations, after which he returned to Egypt.

Among the most famous novels of Baha Taher are: “My Aunt Safiya and the Monastery” and “the Sunset Oasis”.





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