Google Doodle praises the 86th birthday celebration of pioneering Egyptian translator and children’s book writer Notaila Rashed (نتيلة راشد), on September 20, 2020.
Who was Notaila Rashed (نتيلة راشد)?
Notaila Ibrahim Rashed (نتيلة إبراهيم راشد) was born on September 20, 1934, in Cairo, Egypt. Referred to tenderly as “Mama Loubna,” Rashed dedicated her life to the creation and promotion of children’s literature. She helmed the influential Arabic children’s magazine “Samir” for decades and wrote various popular literary works for kids and youthful grown-ups the same. Through her books and short stories, she tried to feature old Egyptian literary traditions while exhibiting the rich cultural legacy of contemporary life in her nation of origin.
Notaila Rashed (نتيلة راشد) proceeded to learn at Cairo University, where she thought of her first children’s stories. By 1953, her work had bounced off the pages and onto the wireless transmissions through radio stations. Only a few years after the fact, Rashed helped found the notable educational magazine “Samir,” and she later directed the publication as its editor-in-chief.
All through her honored career, Notaila Rashed (نتيلة راشد) composed and translated countless kids’ stories, and worked together with a different list of Arabic youth magazines, TV shows, and radio programs. Among her most well known works is the 1979 two-part book “The Diary of Yasser Family,” which inspired the first children’s film made by the Egyptian National Council of Culture.
Notwithstanding her work as a writer, Notaila Rashed (نتيلة راشد) additionally makes an interpretation of children’s classics into Arabic, for example, the emperor’s new garments, the happy prince, and the beauty of black.
Notaila Rashed (نتيلة راشد) has gotten different awards, including the 1978 National Children’s Literature Award, the 1995 National Children’s Journalism Award, and the 2002 Medal of the Council of the Ministry of Culture, out of appreciation for her contributions to Egyptian literature and society.
Notaila Rashed (نتيلة راشد) died on May 26, 2012 at the age of 77 in Cairo, Egypt.
Rashed’s works mix literary traditions of old and modern Egypt to help kids from over the world get familiar with contemporary life in her home country.
Mom Lobna likewise translated various classics into Arabic, including ‘Black Beauty,’ ‘The Happy Prince’ and ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes.’
On September 20, 2020, Google Doodle , represented by Jordanian-American visitor artist Sara Alfageeh, observes Notaila Rashed’s 86th Birthday. This representation is just visible to certain individuals in the Middle East and North Africa.