Google celebrates Ihsan Abdel Kouddous with a new doodle

Today’s Google Doodle’s main focus on the subject is Egyptian author Ihsan Abdel Kouddous became one of the most significant writers of Arabic journalism and fiction.

Ihsan Abdel Kouddous was born on 1st January 1919 and at the age of 11, he started composing poetry and short stories. While pursuing a journalism career at a magazine, he worked as an apprentice lawyer. His passion for writing led him to work as an editor for the daily Al-Akhbar newspaper in Egypt and as editor-in-chief for the news source Al-Ahram.

He wrote on social issues in his well-read column A Cafe on Politics Street using a conversational narrative style akin to the conversations one could overhear in a cafe. Despite being imprisoned several times for his divisive writings and political opinions, he persisted in expressing his opinions.

Along with this he also wrote over 60 fictional books and short stories on love, politics, the psychology of social behavior, spirituality, and religion.

He won many awards and first prizes for stories like My Blood, My Tears, and My Smile.  He received Merit of the First class from the president.

 




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