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Emily Nasrallah: An acclaimed Lebanese writer
Emily Nasrallah (1931-2018) was one of the most famous writers in the Arab world, as well as passionate women’s rights activist who worked towards documenting the women’s rights movement and its figures. During the Lebanese Civil War, her writings depicted the changes and disintegration that the Lebanese society was going through. Her children’s book, Yawmiyyat Hirr (What Happened to Zeeko, 1999), is an example of her attempts at depicting everyday life in war-torn Beirut. In 2017, she was awarded the Goethe Medal.