The most famous Arab women writers

The most famous Arab women writers

The Arab world abounds with many Arab women writers who have a place in the Arab literary scene, and left a large imprint in the world of writing, and were more diligent and creative, and were able to make their names in the literary community, and to top the lists of the most famous female writers. “My Lady” met the writer Saad Al-Tayyar, a member of the Egyptian Writers Union, in an interview about the most famous Arab women writers.
Al-Tayyar says to “Madam”: Arab women writers are the daughters of Eve who made great and prominent names in the world of culture and literature, not only in the Arab world, but many of their works have been translated in many Western countries, including:

• Algerian Assia Djebar

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One of the most famous Algerian novelists, and one of the most famous novelists in North Africa. She is the first Arab woman to obtain membership in the Academy of the French Language, which is the highest French institution specialized in the heritage of the French language. Thanks to her writing that touched the hearts of many, she was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. The great Algerian writer Assia Djebar, or Fatima Zahra, was born in 1936, and spent her teenage years at the height of the Algerian war of independence against French colonialism. She is an essayist, novelist and academic, known all over the world; Because of her feminine and anti-colonial views in Algerian society, and one of her most important works is her first novel, “The Thirst”, published in 1957.

• Egyptian Radwa Ashour

Radwa Ashour – From the official page of Radwa Ashour on Facebook

The Egyptian writer Radwa Ashour is an Egyptian storyteller, novelist, literary critic and university professor, born in 1946 in Cairo. She is one of the most prominent Egyptian writers in recent decades in fiction and criticism. The Other Tent” in 1977.
Her writing was characterized by the exclusivity of creative fiction and fiction works, the first of which is “Days of an Egyptian Student”, which she followed by publishing three novels; She: A warm stone, Khadija, Sawsan, and Siraj. I saw palm trees.
Her writing culminated in her historical novel “The Granada Trilogy”, for which she was awarded the Best Book Award in 1994. After that, she published many novels and stories, including:
Mariama and the departure, and the spectra, and the reports of Mrs. Raa, and a piece of Europe, and Faraj, and Al-Tantouria.

• Iraqi Nazik angels

Nazik Al Malaka – Photo from the official page of Nazik Al Malaka on Facebook

Nazik Al-Malaika (Baghdad August 23, 1923 – Cairo June 20, 2007), gained worldwide fame in the history of literature, and perhaps no one knows that the reason behind its uniqueness is; Is that her mother, Mrs. Salma Abdul Razzaq, used to write poetry and publish her poems in Iraqi magazines and newspapers under the literary name “Umm Nizar Al-Malaika”, and she was the first to write free poetry in 1947, and her poem “Cholera” is considered one of the first free poetry in Arabic literature.

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• Syrian Ghada Al-Samman

Ghada Al-Samman – Photo from the official page of Ghada Al-Samman on Facebook

A Syrian writer and writer, she was born in Damascus to a Shami family, and she is related to the Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani. She released her first short story collection, “Your Eyes My Destiny” in 1962, and was considered one of the feminist writers who appeared in that period, such as Colette Khoury and Leila Baalbaki, but Ghada continued and was able to present a different and distinct literature that brought her out of the narrow framework of women’s problems and feminist movements to Social, psychological and human prospects.

• Egyptian Miral Eltahawy

Miral El-Tahawy – Photo from the official page of Miral El-Tahawy on Facebook

A novelist and academic as well, she obtained a doctorate in Arabic literature from Cairo University. She has drawn strong attention since her first collection, “The Impossible Prairie Reem”, and then her novel “The Concealment” published in 1996, for which she won the State Encouragement Award for the novel.
Miral El-Tahawy was distinguished in her very own language, which describes the world of the desert and the desert in which she grew up, and she was able to accurately depict the life of women there, and how she seeks to impose her presence in it. She is to work there as a professor of Arabic literature at the University of Arizona, so she wrote “Brooklyn Heights”, for which she won the Naguib Mahfouz Prize in 2010, and was shortlisted in the Arab Booker Prize in 2011.

• Saudi writer Raja Al-Sanea

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Rajaa Al-Sanea, the author of the novel (Daughters of Riyadh), which caused a sensation in the world of Arab literature, and issued it when she was twenty-four years old, and it cost her 6 years of writing, and this novel was published in Arabic for the first time in 2005 AD in Lebanon, and was translated by a publishing company Famous in the United States of America into English in 2007, and was also translated into German, and won the eighth place among the best sellers, and 3 million copies of it were sold around the world, after being translated into forty languages, it was nominated for the Dublin Literary Prize International IMPAC in 2009.

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