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Who is Muhammad al-Fayturi? Today’s Google Doodle is designed by Dubai artist

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Sudanese-Libyan writer Muhammed al-Fayturi is the subject of a Google Doodle, marking what would have been his 85th birthday.

Widely regarded as a pioneer of Arabic literature, the author’s work comprised a fusion of mystic philosophy, African culture and calls for an oppression-free future.

Al-Fayturi was born in 1936, in Al Geneina, on the western border of Sudan. His father was Libyan, while his mother was Egyptian. At age 3, he moved to Egypt, where he spent his childhood.

He later studied literature and sciences, before becoming an editor for Sudanese and Egyptian newspapers.

He published his first collection of poems in 1956, with numerous plays, books and other poetry to follow, and making a living as a writer and journalist across Mena countries, including Sudan and Lebanon.

In 2015, his final two books were released. It’s also the year he died, on May 24, in Rabat, Morocco.

Egyptian artist Nora Zeid, who is lives in Dubai, illustrated today’s…

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