Su'ad Zuhayr
(سعاد زهير), (1925-2000), Egyptian novelist and journalist born in alRahmaniya in the Egyptian Delta. Her father was an English teacher, poet, and journalist who was fired for his participation in the 1919 revolution. Zuhayr completed her secondary education in 1938. She dropped out of university because of her family's failing financial situation after her father's death.

She was imprisoned in 1948 because of her political activities. She worked at the magazine, Rose al-Yusuf, and many of her novels were published in serial form there, most important, Khitab ila rajul 'asri (Letter to a Modern Man, 1994).

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


Publications: (Arabic)

  • I 'tirafat imra 'a mustarjila (Confessions of a Masculine Woman, novel). Cairo: Arab Egyptian Center, 1960.

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