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Arab Women Writers

Iraq

  • Ibtisam Abdulla – born in Iraq. Stories included in Contemporary Iraqi fiction: an Anthology / edited and translated from the Arabic by Shakir Mustafa. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2008.
  • Daisy Al Amir – born 1935 in Basra. [Resides in Beirut]. Works: The Waiting List: an Iraqi Woman’s Tale of Alienation (trans. from Arabic by Barbara M. Parmenter, 1994).
  • Lutfiyya al-Dulaimi – born in Diyala. [Resides in Jordan]. Has published many works, including novels. Short stories translated into English by Shakir Mustafa. VIDEO
  • Maysalun Hadi – born 1954 in Baghdad. Short story writer and novelists. Stories included in Contemporary Iraqi fiction: an Anthology / edited and translated from the Arabic by Shakir Mustafa. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2008.
  • Haddiya Hussein – born in Baghdad. Short story writer, as well as a novel Beyond Love (orignally in Arabic). VIDEO
  • Inaam Kachachi – born 1951 in Baghdad.[Resides Paris]. Short stories translated by Denys Johnson-Davies. She has also written novels.
  • Betul Khudayri- born 1965 in Baghdad. [Resides Amman ]. Works: A Sky so Close (trans. from Arabic by Muhayman Jamil, 2001); Absent: a Novel (trans. from Arabic by Muhayman Jamil, 2001).
  • Alia Mamdouh – born 1944 in Iraq [Resides in Paris]. Works: Mothballs (trans. from Arabic by Peter Theroux, 1996); The Loved Ones (trans. from Arabic by Marilyn Booth, 2007). Won Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, 2004.
  • Samira Al-Mana – born in Basra. [Resides in London]. Works: The Umbilical Cord (trans. from Arabic by author and edited by Charles Lewis, 2005); stories included in Contemporary Iraqi fiction: an Anthology / edited and translated from the Arabic by Shakir Mustafa. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2008.
  • Buthaina Al Nasiri – born 1947. [Resides in Cairo]. Works: Final Night: short stories (trans. from Arabic by Denys Johnson-Davies, 2002).

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