Marwa Rakha

  Female      Egyptian      Writer

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Marwa Rakha (born 1978) is an Egyptian relationship and dating expert. Rakha is a widely-cited relationship and advice personality in Egypt and the Arab World, frequently appearing in both print and broadcast media formats, especially talk shows, and she is well known for her controversial views on dating and virginity. Her best-known work is The Poison Tree: Planted and Grown in Egypt.

Rakha graduated from Ain Shams University in 1996 with a degree in English literature. Before becoming a relationship and dating writer, Rakha held a variety of jobs including a receptionist and a marketing director for a hotel chain. In 2005, she began publishing articles while teaching classes at the American University in Cairo. Her book, The Poison Tree: Planted and Grown in Egypt, came out in In January 2008. In May 2008, she launched an Arabic radio show and in June she launched an English version. She currently teaches marketing at the American University in Cairo and writes for three English language magazines, one Arabic newspaper and magazine, and two websites. She was interviewed at length about her views on marriage and relationships in the book "Sex and the Citadel" ...

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