Arab Women Writers (in English)

arab-women-writersAn old, updated list of works of fiction (and some non-fiction) in English by Arab (sometimes identified by others, sometimes self-identified) women writers.

Useful books:
Abdelrazek, Amal Talaat. Contemporary Arab American Women Writers: Hyphenated Identities and Border Crossings. Cambria Press. Print.
Amireh, Amal, och Lisa Suhair Majaj. Going global: the transnational reception of Third World women writers. Routledge, 2000. Print.
Ashour, Radwa, Ferial Jabouri Ghazoul, och Hasna Reda-Mekdashi. Arab women writers: a critical reference guide, 1873-1999. American Univ in Cairo Press, 2008. Print.
Cohen-Mor, Dalya. Arab Women Writers: An Anthology Of Short Stories. State University of New York Press, 2005. Print.
Cooke, Miriam. ”Arab Women Arab Wars”. Cultural Critique 29 (1994): 5–29. Print.
Dallal, J.A. ”The perils of occidentalism: How Arab Novelists Are Driven to Write for Western Readers”. The Times Literary Supplement (1998): n. pag. Print.
Fayad, Mona. ”Reinscribing Identity: Nation and Community in Arab Women’s Writing”. College Literature 22.1 (1995): 147–160. Print.
Golley, Nawar Al-Hassan. Arab Women’s Lives Retold: Exploring Identity Through Writing. Syracuse University Press, 2007. Print.
—. ”Is feminism relevant to Arab women?” Third World Quarterly 25.3 (2004): 521. Informaworld. Web. 19 Nov 2010.
Golley, Nawar Al-Hassan, och Nawar Al-Hassan Golley. ”Your history, my narrative: uncovering me through you”. Article. 21 Nov 2007. Web. 19 Nov 2010.
Hijab, Nadia. ”Review: Firing the Imagination: Palestine Revisited”. Third World Quarterly 10.3 (1988): 1341–1346. Print.
Majaj, Lisa Suhair, Paula W. Sunderman, och Therese Saliba. Intersections: gender, nation, and community in Arab women’s novels. Syracuse University Press, 2002. Print.
Maleh, Layla Al. Arab Voices in Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature. Rodopi, 2009. Print.
Naga, Shereen Abou El. ”New Politics, Old Identities: Arab Women in (Their) English Words”. Agenda 54 (2002): 60–73. Print.
Salar Abdoh. ”On the Way to the Wind: Contemporary Writing from the Middle East and North Africa”. Callaloo 32.4 (2009): 1082–1085. CrossRef. Web. 18 Nov 2010.
”Scheherazade’s Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing – Google Books”. Web. 10 Sep 2013.
Shakir, Evelyn. Bint Arab: Arab and Arab American Women in the United States. Praeger, 1997. Print.
Valassopoulos, Anastasia. Contemporary Arab women writers: cultural expression in context. Routledge, 2007. Print.

Useful pages/sites:

A
Elmaz Abinader (poetry, memoirs)
Leila Aboulela (fiction)
Kathryn Abdul-Baki (fiction)
Susan Abulhawa (fiction)
Diana Abu Jaber (fiction)
Etel Adnan (poetry, essays)
Leila Ahmed (fiction, essays)
Soraya Antonius (fiction, memoirs)
Andrea Assaf (poetry, performance art)
Amal Amireh (essays)
Suad Amiry (memoir)

B
Leila Buck (plays)

C
Ghada Chehade (spoken word)
F
Fadia Faqir (fiction)
Mona Fayad (essays)

G
Zeina B. Ghandour (fiction)

H
Hedy Habra (fiction)
Mariam Haddad (poetry, essays)
Laila Halaby (poetry, fiction)
Suheir Hammad (poetry)
Nathalie Handal (poetry)
Dima Hilal (poetry)

J
Annemarie Jacir (poetry, screenwriting);
Randa Jarrar (fiction)

K
Mohja Kahf (poetry, essays, non-fiction)
Rania Khalil (plays)
Ghada Karmi (fiction, memoir)
Sahar Kayyal

L
Laila Lalami (fiction)

M
Lisa Suhair Majaj (poetry)
Jean Said Makdisi (memoir)
D H Melhem (poetry, fiction)
Amal Masri (fiction)
Susan Muaddi Darraj (fiction)

May Mansoor Munn (fiction)

N
Weam Namou-Yatooma (poetry, fiction)
Adele Ne Jame (poetry)
Barbara Nimri Aziz (essays, non-fiction)
Frances Khirallah Noble (fiction)

S
Samia Serageldin (fiction)
Sekeena Shaben (poetry, fiction)
Betty Shamieh (plays)
Deema Shehabi (poetry)
Naomi Shihab Nye (poetry, fiction)
Laila Shereen (poetry)
Ahdaf Souief (fiction)

Y
Alia Yunis (fiction)

Z
Yasmin Zahran (fiction)
Lorene Zarou-Zouzounis (poetry)
Rafeef Ziadeh (spoken word poetry)

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