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Arab Women Writers


  • Leila Abouzeid - born 1950 in El-Ksiba. Works: The Year of the Elephant (trans. from Arabic by Barbara Parmenter, 1989); The Last Chapter (trans. from Arabic by Leila Abouzeid and John Liechety, 2003); The Director and Other Stories from Morocco (trans. from Arabic by the author, 2005).

  • Laila Lalami - born 1968 in Rabat. [Resides in USA. Writes in English.] Works: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits (2005); Secret Son, a novel/ (2009).

  • Fatema Mernissi - born 1940 in Fez. Works: Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood (1994).