Jadhibiya Sidqi

Biography:


Jadhibiya Sidqi,
(1927-2001), (جاذبية صدقي) Egyptian writer born in Cairo. She graduated from the American College for Girls and hosted a literary salon in her home from 1953 to 1960. She was a visiting professor at Western Illinois University in 1961.


She is a member of the Journalists' Syndicate and the Authors' Association. She received first prize from the Language Academy in 1954 for her first book, Mamlakat Allah.

 
She has published several social and literary studies, including Lamahat min al-masrah al-'alami (A Look at World Theater, 1970), al-Dunya wa ana (The World and I, 1972), Jadhibiya Sidqi 'ala bab Allah (Jadhibiya Sidqi at God's Door, 1973), and Bawwabat al-Mutawalli (alMutawalli Gate, 1975).

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


Publications: (Arabic)

  • Rabib al-tuyur  (The Birds' Foster Son, children's stories). Cairo: al-Sayyid Yusuf Mahmud Zaki, 1951.
  • Mamlakat Allah  (God's Kingdom, short stories). Cairo: al-Sayyid Yusuf Mahmud Zaki, 1954.
  • Innahu al-hubb  (It's Love, short stories). Cairo: Dar al-Kitab al-'Arabi, 1955. Sukkan al-'imam  (Residents of the Building, play). N.p.: n.p., 1955.
  • Mrjan  wa  ibn  'ammih  Habbahan  (Murjan and His Cousin Habbahan, children's literature). Cairo: Maktabat al-Sharq, 1957.
  • Nur  al-buyut  (The Light of Homes, play). Cairo: Maktabat al-Sharq, 1957.
  • Sattar ya layl (Night the Protector, short stories). Cairo: Rose al-Yusuf Foundation, 1957.
  • Ta'ali (Come, war stories). Cairo: Maktabatal-Sharq,1957.
  • Wa baka qalbi (And My Heart Wept, short stories). Cairo: Rose al-Yusuf Foundation, 1957.
  • Zabiba wa-l-hajja Umm Habiba (Zabiba and Hajja Umm Habiba, children's literature). Cairo: Maktabat al-Sharq, 1957.
  • al-Bint min Bahri (The Girl from Bahri, short stories). Cairo: Arab Foundation for Printing and Publishing, 1958.
  • Bayn al-adghal (Amid the Jungles, children's literature). Cairo: Maktabat al' Ahd al-Jadid in Fajjala, 1959.
  • Shay' haram (A Forbidden Something, short stories). Cairo: Rose al-Yusuf Foundation, 1959.
  • Layla bayda' (A White Night, short stories). Cairo: Rose al-Yusuf Foundation, 1960.
  • Amrika wa ana (America and I, travel literature). Cairo: Maktabat al-Nahda al-Misriya, 1963.
  • Fi bilad al-dima' al-harra (In the Hotblooded Lands, travel literature). Cairo: Rose al-Yusuf Foundation, 1964.
  • Anta qasin (You Are Cruel, short stories). Cairo: al-Dar al-Misriya for Composition and Translation, 1966.
  • Layta al-shabab (Oh My Youth, play). Cairo: al-Dar al-Qawmiya, 1966.
  • Ummuna al-ard (Mother Earth, novel). Cairo: al-Dar al-Qawmiya Printing and Publishing, 1966.
  • Dabib al-naml (Creeping of the Ant, short stories). Cairo: Rose al-Yusuf Foundation, 1968.
  • Shafatah (His Lips, short stories). Cairo: Akhbar al-Yawm Foundation, 1980.

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