Creative and Critical Writings - 2021
Dr. Amira Ghenim, is a Tunisian novelist born in the city of Sousse. She is also a professor of linguistics at the Tunisian University, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences at Sousse and a member of its scientific board. She holds a PhD in linguistics and she is the secretary general of the Arab Women Innovators Association in Sousse, founder of the Former Advisors of Sousse Municipality, member of the editorial boards of several Arab journals specialized in linguistics, and member of literary juries at both the national and international levels. She won the National Philosophy Award (1996), the Presidential Award for Arabic (2000), the Tunisia International Book Fair Translation Award (2017), and the National Translation Award (2018). In addition to her academic activities, Ghenim is a producer of cultural radio programs and in 2014, she received an award from the Arab Radios Union for her radio program “Women of My Country”. She received the Ibn Khaldoun Shield from the Tunisian Ministry of Cultural Affairs (2018), and the Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad Al-Sharqi Award for her novel “Al Malaf Al Asfar” (2020), the Kumar Award for her novel “Nazilat Dar Al Akaber” (The Calamity of the Nobility) (2020). Its novel “Nazilat Dar Al Akaber” was selected for the shortlist of the International Prize of Arabic Fiction (2021).