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First Arab Nobel Winner in Literature Naguib Mahfouz Dies at 94

Naguib Mahfouz , who became the first Arab writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for his novels depicting modern Egyptian life in his beloved, millennium-old corner of Islamic Cairo, died Wednesday, his doctor said. He was 94.Mahfouz, who was accused of blasphemy by an Islamic militant and survived a stabbing attack 12 years ago, was admitted to the hospital last month after falling in his home and injuring his head. He died Wednesday morning after his health declined sharply, said Dr. Hossam Mowafi, head of a medical team supervising his treatment at the Police Hospital."His wife last night was whispering on his ears and he was smiling and nodding," Mowafi said.The Nobel Prize, awarded to Mahfouz in 1988, brought international acclaim to the author, even though he had already established himself as one of the Middle East 's finest and most beloved writers and a strong voice for moderation and religious tolerance. But fame had its perils.In 1994, an attacker inspired by a militan...

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