al-Na'ib, (فاتنة النقيب) (Saduf al-'Amiriya or Suduf al-'Ubaydiya) (1917-1993), Iraqi poet born in Baghdad. She graduated from the Primary Teachers' Institute in 1937 and continued her studies in English at the College of Queen 'Aliya in Baghdad.

She taught secondary school and worked in educational management. She was fluent in English and French. Much of her poetry was broadcast on Arab radio stations and many of her poems were published in the local press. She is the sister of short-story writer Mahira al-Naqshbandi.

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


Publications: (Arabic)

  • Lahib al-ruh (The Spirit's Blaze, poetry). Baghdad: al-Ma'arif Press, 1955.
  • Rimin al-quyud (The Clang of the Fetters, poetry). Baghdad: n.p., 1962.
  • Rasis al-hubb (Love's Patina, poetry). Baghdad: Ministry of Information, 1977.


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