Lebanese writer, Emily Nasrallah, Died at 87

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Emily Daoud Nasrallah (née Abi Rached) was born on July 6, 1931, and died on March 14, 2018.

She was a Lebanese writer and women’s rights activist.

Emily Nasrallah graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1958 with a BA in education and literature but soon achieved acclaim for her writing with the publication of her first novel, Birds of September, in 1962.

The book earned her instant praise and three Arabic literary prizes.

Emily Nasrallah became a prolific writer, publishing many novels, children’s stories and short story collections touching on themes such as family, village life, war, emigration and women’s rights. The latter was a subject she has maintained support for throughout her life.

She died at 87 years old.