Jamila Alayili 

Biography:


Jamila al-Alayili
(1907-1991) (جميلةالعلايلي), Egyptian poet and novelist who was influenced in her early career by the writings of Mayy Ziyada. She published her works in al-Nahda al-Misriya, a women's magazine, and in al-Mar'a al-Misriya.


Her poems were published in Abu/lu. In Mansura she formed a literary association, Family of Culture, and established the Writers of Arabism Association and al-Ahdaf magazine.

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


Publications: (Arabic)

  • al-Nasamat (Breezes, poetry). Mansura: al-Haditha Press, 1929.
  • al-Ta'ir al-ha'ir (The Confused Bird, novel). Miyyat Ghamr: Wadi aI-Nil Press, 1935.
  • Sada ahJami ([he Echo of My Dreams, p0- etry). Alexandria: al-Ta'awun Press, 1936.
  • al-Amira (The Princess, novel). Cairo: Sa'd Misr Press, 1939.
  • Amani: qissa Misriya (Amani: An Egyptian Story, novel). Cairo: n.p., 1940.
  • al-Ra'iya (The Shepherdess, novel). Alexandria: King Faruq Press, 1942.
  • Arwah tata'alJaf(Souls in Harmony, novel). Cairo: al-Haqa'iq Press, 1947.
  • Iman ai-iman (Faith of Faith, novel). Cairo: Dar Nashr al-Thaqafa, 1950.
  • alNasik (The Hermit, novel). Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organization, 1972.
  • Hadhihi-i-aqasis (These Tales, short stories). Cairo: 'Abidin Press, 1977.
  • Bayn abawayn (Between Parents, novel). Cairo: Supreme Council for Culture and Arts, 1981.
  • Nabadat sha 'ira (Heartbeats of a Woman Poet, poetry). Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organization, 1981.
  • Ana wa waladi (My Son and I, novel). Cairo: Dar al-Ta'lif, 1982.
  • al-Mar'a al-rahima: Misr (The Merciful Woman: Egypt, play).

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