Lebanese author, feminist Emily Nasrallah dies at age 87

Acclaimed Lebanese author and feminist Emily Nasrallah, who articulated women's experiences in her writing about Lebanon's civil war, has died at the age of 87, her daughter said.

Her writing touched on women's determination, migration and the terror of Lebanon's 1975-1990 Civil War. She was the author of several books for adults and children, and was awarded regional and international prizes for her work.

Maha Nasrallah said her mother passed away in Beirut on Tuesday following a battle with cancer.

Nasrallah began her career as a journalist and published her first book, "Birds of September," in 1962, to critical acclaim.

She possessed a...