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Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Radwa Ashour, Ferial Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi


This book provides a critical review of Arab women writers from the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. This study—first published in Arabic in 2004—looks at the work of pioneers and then traces the development of Arab women's literature through the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a researched, comprehensive bibliography of writing by Arab women. In the first section nine chapters that cover the Arab Middle East from Morocco to Iraq and Syria to Yemen examine the origin and evolution of women's writing in each country in the region, addre ... More

Keywords: Arab women writers, women's literature, Arab Middle East, fiction, poetry, drama, autobiographical writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789774161469
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Radwa Ashour, editor
Ain Shams University

Ferial Ghazoul, editor
American University in Cairo

Hasna Reda-Mekdashi, editor

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Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

1 Lebanon

Yumna Al-‘id

2 Syria

Subhi Hadidi Iman al-Qadi

3 Egypt

Hoda Elsadda

4 Sudan

Haidar Ibrahim

5 Iraq

Ferial J. Ghazoul

6 Palestine and Jordan

Radwa Ashour

7 Arab North Africa

Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

9 Yemen

Hatem M. al-Sager