Biography:


Samira  Khashuqji,
(Samira Bint al-Jazira al-'Arabiya) (1940-1986), (سميرة خاشقجي) Saudi novelist and short-story writer born in Mecca. She was educated in Egypt and received a B.A. in economics from Alexandria University. She published al-Sharqiya magazine and was a founding member of the Young Women of the Arabian Peninsula Club and the Saudi Awakening Association in Riyadh.


She published several essays, including Rihlat al-hayah (Life'sJourney) and Yaqzat al-Jatah al-Sa'lldiya (Keenness of the Young Saudi Woman). She is also known as Samira Bint al-Jazira al-'Arabiya.

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


Publications: (Arabic)

  • Wadda't amali (I Bid My Hopes Farewell, novel). Beirut: Zuhayr Ba'iabakki Publications, 1958.
  • Dhikrayat dami'a (fearful Memories, novel). Alexandria: Dar Luran Printing and Publishing, 1961.
  • Bariq 'aynayk (The Gleam of Your Eyes, novel). Beirut: al-Maktab al-Tijari, 1963.
  • Wa tamdi al-ayyam (And the Days Go By, short stories). Beirut: Zuhayr Ba'iabakki Publications, 1969.
  • Wara ' al-dabab (Beyond the Fog, novel). Beirut: Zuhayr Ba'iabakki Publications, 1971.
  • Ma'tam al-wllrud (The Roses' Funeral, novel). Beirut: Zuhayr Ba'iabakki Publications, 1973.
  • Qatarat min al-dumu' (Drops of Tears, novel). Beirut: al-Maktab al-Tijari, 1973.
  • Wadi al-dumu' (The Valley of Tears, short stories). Beirut: Zuhayr al-Ba'iabakki Publications, 1979.
  • Talal fi rimal (Hills in the Sands, novel). Riyadh: Dar al-Sharqiya, 1983.

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