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Monday, March 25, 2013

Anis Mansour, Egyptian writer and columnist, died from pneumonia he was 86.


Anis Mansour, also transliterated as Anīs Manṣūr was an Egyptian writer.

(August 18, 1925[1] – October 21, 2011[2]
Anis Mansour was born in Al-Mansoura. He obtained his BA in philosophy in 1947 and started his journalistic career in the same year by joining "al-asas" newspaper staff, and later he joined many other newspapers and magazines such as "rose al-yousef" and "al-ahram". In 1976 he became the editor in chief of "akher sa'a" and "october" magazines.
Anis wrote more than 170 books on many subjects, some of which were translated into French, Dutch and Russian. he translated about 200 short stories and more than 20 plays into Arabic.[3] he introduced Alberto Moravia to the Arabic literature by being the first to translate his works into Arabic. His best known book is "حول العالم في 200 يوم : الحائز على جائزة الدولية / Ḥawla al-ʻālam fī 200 yawm : al-ḥāʼiz ʻalá jāʼizah al-dawlīyah", ("Around the world in 200 days") [4] which was his actual journey around the world in the beginning of the 1960s, the book gives many facts and traditions of the countries he had been to, including India,Japan, the USA and others, and also his meeting with the Dalai Lama.
Anis died in Cairo.


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