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Alifa Rifaat

1930 - 1996

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Fatimah Rifaat (June 5, 1930 – January 1996), better known by her pen name Alifa Rifaat (Arabic: أليفة رفعت), was an Egyptian author whose controversial short stories are renowned for their depictions of the dynamics of female sexuality, relationships, and loss in rural Egyptian culture. While taking on such controversial subjects, Fatimah Rifaat's protagonists remained religiously faithful with passive feelings towards their fate. Her stories did not attempt to undermine the patriarchal system; rather they were used to depict the problems inherent in a patriarchal society when men do not adhere to their religious teachings that advocate for the kind treatment of women. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alifa Rifaat has received more than 95,326 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Alifa Rifaat is the 5,168th most popular writer, the 489th most popular biography from Egypt and the 58th most popular Egyptian Writer.

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  • 95k

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  • 44.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Alifa Rifaat ranks 5,168 out of 5,755Before her are Bruno Heller, Ismat Chughtai, Ann Coulter, Bahaa Taher, Azar Nafisi, and Roger Ascham. After her are Lev Mei, Marie Hankel, Carlo Cassola, Richard Wilbur, Natália Correia, and Kerstin Gier.

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Among people born in 1930, Alifa Rifaat ranks 428Before her are Ty Hardin, Pat McCormick, Anthony Harvey, Jean Brankart, Paul-Émile de Souza, and Heinz Schiller. After her are Heinz Kubsch, Jeannette Altwegg, Andy White, Terence Bayler, Carmelo Cedrún, and Allan Williams. Among people deceased in 1996, Alifa Rifaat ranks 245Before her are Pierre Jaccoud, Alberto Pellegrino, Marcel Capelle, Karol Jokl, Bibi Besch, and Gilda. After her are Gabriel Alonso, Niní Marshall, Célestin Delmer, Anna Chandy, Yahya Ayyash, and Tokiharu Abe.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Alifa Rifaat ranks 489 out of 582Before her are Pope Kedron of Alexandria (100), Mohamed Latif (1909), Mahmoud Fayad (1925), Farid Simaika (1907), Gamal Mubarak (1963), and Bahaa Taher (1935). After her are Ibrahim Shams (1917), Mustafa Mansour (1914), Khadr El-Touni (1915), Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak (1955), Pope Peter II of Alexandria (null), and Mike Beuttler (1940).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Alifa Rifaat ranks 58Before her are Mahmud Taymur (1894), Aisha Taymur (1840), Karim Rashid (1960), Gamal El-Ghitani (1945), Magdi Allam (1952), and Bahaa Taher (1935). After her are Latifa al-Zayyat (1923), Penelope Lively (1933), Mona Eltahawy (1967), and Leila Aboulela (1964).