Biography:


Salwa Mahmasani Mu'mina,
(1908- 1957), ( سلوى محمصاني مومنة) Lebanese pioneer and short-story writer born in Beirut. She received her primary education at a girls' school run by the al-Maqasid Islamic Charitable Association. She studied Arabic literature with Julia Tu'ma and Salma Sa'igh, and she continued her education at the St. Joseph School.


She taught Arabic at a school run by the al-Maqasid Islamic Charitable Association for thirteen years. She published her literary articles in the Arabic press in journals such as the Egyptian al-Mar'a al-jadida. She was the vice president of the Women of Lebanon Association. 

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



Publications: (Arabic)

  • Ma'a al-hayah (With Life, short stories). Beirut: Dar al-'Ilm li-I-Malayin, 1956.

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