Bahaa Taher

in Gizah, Egypt
January 13, 1935

Bahaa Taher(Arabic:بهاء طاهر; also transliterated as Bahaa Tahir, Baha Taher, or Baha Tahir) is an Egyptian novelist. He was awarded the inaugural International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2008 for his novel Sunset Oasis.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Cairo, he started work in Radio 2, the culture channel of the Egyptian Radio. In 1964, he published his first short story.
Bahaa was active in the left-wing and avant-garde literary circles of the 1960s and was one of the writers of the Gallery 68 movement. A storyteller and social commentator, Taher lost his job in radio broadcasting and was prevented from publishing in the mid 1970s during Anwar Sadat's government in Egypt.
In 1981 he chose to leave for Geneva to work as a tra

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الحب في المنفى

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خالتي صفية والدير

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قالت ضحى

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Oaza zalazećeg sunca

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“عرفت رجالاً يتجنبون الارتباط بالجميلات خوفاً من نظرات الاخرين التي تتساءل:هل يستحق هذا الرجل تلك المرأه”
Bahaa Taher, واحة الغروب

“لا افهم أي معني للموت ,لكن ما دام محتماً فلنفعل شيئا يبرر حياتنا,فلنترك بصمه علي هذه الارض قبل ان نغادرها”
Bahaa Taher, واحة الغروب

“Misery is a scar on the soul, that if it begins in childhood, it lasts the whole lifetime. I understand that no two scars are alike, but I also ask myself; even if these scars are not alike, aren’t these things engraved on our souls signed by which we know each other?Aren’t we also alike?”
Bahaa Taher, الحب في المنفى

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