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Naguib Mahfouz

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Naguib Mahfouz Abdelaziz Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Basha (December 1911 – 30 August 2006, Cairo, Egypt) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was the first Arabic writer to win this award .

Naguib Mahfouz

He wrote about modern life in Egypt in his book Cairo Trilogy (1956). In his writing, he spoke against the king of Egypt and the way Great Britain held power in the country.