Google with their famous logo change, Google Doodle known around is honoring Egyptian author Sohair El-Qalamawy today, 20 July, 2014. It’s 103rd birthday of Sohair marked with the doodle.
Special doodle for Sohair El-Qalamawy, including her image, sitting in a chair and writing on table, with her library and books as background makes doodle perfect for the author. Google Doodle is present at homepage of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Iraq, Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Egypt.
Qalamawy have influenced Egypt as a scholar, writer and a feminist. Qalamawy was one of the most prominent literary figure of Egypt, in molding culture of Egypt Sohair played influential role.
Sohair El-Qalamawy was born at Cairo in 1911 on 20 July, she was inspired by feminist like Huda Sharawi and Safia Zaghloul, who fight for woman during her younger years. Qalamawy was good in studies and at age of 17, joining King Fuad University in 1928 got better education, she started writing also organized book fairs during her academic years there.
In 1956 , Qalamawy became lecture of Arabic Literature. In fact, she was the first woman professor and two years after, in 1958 she became the head of Arabic Department.
Some great works of Qalamawy includes The world between two Bookcovers, Limitation in Literature, Tales by my Grandmother. Political activities also wasled by Qalamawy, she was a member of parliament in the years 1958 to 1964.
Qalamawy didn’r stick on to a single field in her life time, she was able to combine and social and art work at same time. Head of National Film Organization in 1967 and Head of National Book Organization from 1967 to 1971 are some in charges she undertook in her lifetime. Other than this, Qalamawy was the president of Board of Censorship from 1982 to 1985.
If you see the time lime of Qalamawy’s life, it’s clear that during her lifetime she was completely active for the society. Qalamawy died in 1997 May 4. Google Doodle on 103rd birthday for Qalamawy honors her.