The second part of the volume contains bibliographical entries for over 1,200 Arab women writers from the last third of the nineteenth century through 1999. Each entry contains a short biography and a bibliography of each author's published works. This section also includes Arab women's writing in French and English, as well as a bibliography of works translated into English.
With its broad scope and extensive research, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Arabic literature, women's studies, or comparative literature.
Contributors: Emad Abu Ghazi, Radwa Ashour, Mohammed Berrada, Ferial J. Ghazoul, Subhi Hadidi, Haydar Ibrahim, Yumna al-'Id, Su'ad al-Mani', Iman al-Qadi, Amina Rachid, Huda al-Sadda, Hatim al-Sakr.
Rawda Ashour is an Egyptian writer and scholar. She has written seven novels, three collections of short stories, and four books of criticism, and she supervised and edited the Arabic translation of Volume 9 of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism (2006). She is currently professor of English and comparative literature at Ain Shams University, Cairo.
Ferial J Ghazoul is an Iraqi scholar, critic, and translator. She is professor of English and comparative literature at the American University in Cairo, and editor of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics. She has written extensively on gender issues in modern and medieval literature and is the author of Nocturnal Poetics: The Arabian Nights in Comparative Context (AUC Press, 1996).
Hasna Reda-Mekdashi is a Lebanese publisher, former director of the prominent child literature publishing house Dar al-Fata al-Arabi, and founding member and managing director of Nour: Foundation for Arab Women's Research and Studies, Cairo. She initiated and co-edited the Nour Quarterly Journal for reviews of Arab women's books, and initiated and co-directed the First Arab Women's Book Fair in Cairo in 1995.
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