|A 1993 photo in Ashour’s office at the Department of English at Ain Shams University. Via Lobna Ismail.|
A beautiful tribute to a remarkable woman via arablit.wordpress.com.
"Ahour was born in El-Manial. She graduated from Cairo University with a BA in 1967, and MA. in 1972, and from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Ph.D. in African American Literature in 1975. Her dissertation was titled: The search for a Black poetics: a study of Afro-American critical writings. She teached at Ain Shams University, Cairo. She married Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti in 1970. She gave birth to her son, poet Tamim al-Barghouti, in 1977.
She won the 2007 Constantine Cavafy Prize for Literature. She died on 30 November 2014"
- The Journey: Memoirs of an Egyptian Student in America, 1983
- Warm Stone, 1985
- Khadija and Sawsan, 1989
- I Saw the Date Palms, short stories, 1989
- Siraj. Translated by Barbara Romaine. University of Texas Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-292-71752-7.
- Granada: a novel. Translated William Granara. Syracuse University Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-8156-0765-6.
- Apparitions. 1998.; Specters, Translated Barbara Romaine, Interlink Books, 2010, ISBN 978-1-56656-832-6
As EditorEncyclopaedia of Arab Women Writers, 1873-1999. American University in Cairo Press. 2008. ISBN 978-977-416-146-9.