Malakat al-Dar Abdullah (1918--69), ( ملكة الدار عبدالله ) Sudanese novelist born in al-Ubayyid. She received her early education at the al-Qubba School in al-Ubayyid, the first girls' school in western Sudan. She continued her education at the Teacher Training College in Umm Durman, from which she graduated in 1943.
She worked as a teacher in several regions of Sudan and in 1960 became the school inspector in Kurdufan. She is a founding member of the al -Ubayyid Women's Charitable Association, as well as a member of the Sudanese Women's Union and the Teachers' Syndicate. She received first prize for her story, "Hakim al-qarya" (The Village Doctor), in a short-story competition sponsored by Sudanese radio in 1947. Her novel al-Faragh al- 'arid was published posthumously.
(From Arab Women Writers A Critical reference Guide by Radwa Ashour & Feryal Ghazoul)