On October 2nd 2019 Ahdaf Soueif was awarded the Princess Magriet Award for Culture for her writing, her activism and her initiation of the Palestine Festival of Literature. The European Cultural Foundation wrote of their decision: "In the last 20 years she has courageously merged literature and activism, building a body of fiction and committed journalism that responds to the legacies of European intervention in conflicts outside of the continent’s immediate territorial boundaries. The Palestine Festival of Literature (2008–present), of which she is founding chair, created a new form of international cultural cooperation. Soueif’'s consistent opposition to both authoritarianism and...
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