Biography:


Amina al-Lawwa,
(1926- ), (أمينة اللوة) Moroccan short-story writer and playwright born in al-Hasima, Morocco. She grew up in Tetouan and received her primary and secondary education there. She received a B.A. in humanities from Madrid University in 1957, an M.A. from Madrid University in 1965, and a state Ph.D. from the same institution in 1968. She was a teacher and later a director and inspector at the secondary-school level.


She is currently a research professor at the University Institute for Academic Research at Muhammad V University in Rabat. She has taken part in many conferences, debates, and cultural, social, national, and international activities.


She prepared a series of radio talks on the advancement of Moroccan women. She has published her articles and essays in Moroccan magazines, including al-Mu'tamid, al-Anis, Da'wat al-haqq, and al-Manahil. She received the Moroccan Prize for Humanities in 1954 for her al-Malika Khunatha. al-Malika Khunatha (Queen Khunatha, novella). Tetouan: Mawlay al-Hasan. Institute, 1954.

(From Arab Women Writers A Critical reference Guide by Radwa Ashour & Feryal Ghazoul)


Publications: (Arabic)

  • al-Malika Khunatha. al-Malika Khunatha (Queen Khunatha, novella). Tetouan: Mawlay al-Hasan. Institute, 1954.
  • Kitab Muhammad aw ila Dar al-Arqam (Muhammad's Book or To the Dar al-Arqarn, school play). Da'wat al-haqq, no. 4 (February 1968).

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