Buzz

Google Honors Egyptian Writer Ahmed Khalid Tawfik

Google Honors Egyptian Writer Ahmed Khalid Tawfik

Google celebrated the birth anniversary of prominent Egyptian science-fiction writer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik with a Google Doodle.

Born in Tanta, Egypt, Tawfik graduated from Tanta University’s medical school in 1985 and received his PhD in 1997.

In 1992, he joined the Modern Arab Association publishing company and began writing his first series of novels.

His first horror/thriller series was Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa (Beyond nature or “Metaphysics”), which will be produced as a television series by Netflix as announced on May 27th, 2019, with Egyptian producer and Cairo International Film Festival president Mohammed Hefzy and young director Amr Salama.

Other prominent works of his is Utopia, a story set in a futuristic and gated community in Egypt where over-privileged kids hunt impoverished “Others”, bringing back limbs as trophies.

Tawfik wrote more than 500 books, and had published articles for journals and web-based magazines such as El Destoor and Rewayty.

Other works include an Arabic translation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club, fictional political-minded novel Just Like Icarus and Shabeeb.

Tawfik died on April 2, 2018 at El Demerdash Hospital in Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptian MP Proposes Abolishing Plastic Bags in Favour of Eco-Friendly Alternatives
Three Heliopolis Metro Stations to Open Ahead of AFCON

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

Pole Fitness in Egypt: Impacting Mental Health in a Positive Way

Inez DaltropJune 25, 2019

Mahmoud Trezeguet Scores First Goal For Egypt at AFCON

Egyptian StreetsJune 21, 2019

Egyptian Summer Refreshments: Some Popular Beverages to Quench Your Thirst

Egyptian StreetsJune 20, 2019

The Lotus: Egypt’s National Flower

Nour EltiganiJune 19, 2019

Taking a Closer Look at African Artists at the Cairo Biennale 2019

Henry H.C. WooJune 19, 2019

Sushi: The Japanese Dish That Has Taken Egypt by Storm

Egyptian StreetsJune 18, 2019

A Selection of Egypt’s Most Popular Summer Music Festivals Worth Attending

Egyptian StreetsJune 18, 2019

Three Exotic Fruits in Egypt That You Should Try Out

Nour EltiganiJune 17, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.