Biography:


Zaynab
Muhammad, (زينب محمد) (?-?), Egyptian novelist and literary pioneer. Her non-fiction works include Asrar Ramadan (Secrets of Ramadan, 1927), Butulat Sa'd fi hayatihi aw tarikh hayat al-faqid (Sa'd's Heroism in His Life, or the Life History of the Deceased, 1927), Dustur al-ajinna (Embryos, 192 7), Dalil al-sa'ada al-zawjiya: kayf yanaluha kull raj'lll wa imra'a (A Guide to Marital Bliss: How Every Man and Woman Can Attain It, 1927).

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


Publications: (Arabic)

  • Mudhakkirat wasifa Misriya (Memoirs of an Egyptian Lady in Waiting, written in novel form by following the form of novelists Muhammad al-Hidi and Muhammad KamiI Farid).
  • Seven vols.: Baris wa malahiha (paris and Its Nightclubs), 'Ashiq ukhtih (In Love with His Sister), Dahaya al-qadar (Victims of Fate), Akhirat al-malahi (The End of the Nightclubs), al-Fadila sirr ai-sa 'ada (Virtue Is the Secret of Happiness), Iia rahmat Allah ya za'im al-sharq (To God's Mercy 0 Leader of the East), 'Awatif al-aba' (The Sentiments of Fathers). Cairo: n.p., 1927.
  • Saqita fi ahdan al-radhila (A Fallen Woman in the Bosom of Vice, N.p.: n.p., 1927).

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