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The Poetry of Arab Women from the Pre-Islamic Age to Andalusia

1st Edition

By Wessam Elmeligi

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154 pages

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This is a compilation of poetry written by Arabic women poets from pre-Islamic times to the end of the Abbasid caliphate and Andalusia, and offers translations of over 200 poets together with literary commentary on the poets and their poetry.

This critical anthology presents the poems of more than 200 Arabic women poets active from the 600s through the 1400s CE. It marks the first appearance in English translation for many of these poems. The volume includes biographical information about the poets, as well as an analysis of the development of women’s poetry in classical Arabic literature that places the women and the poems within their cultural context. The book fills a noticeable void in modern English-language scholarship on Arabic women, and has important implications for the fields of world and Arabic literature as well as gender and women’s studies.

The book will be a fascinating and vital text for students and researchers in the fields of Gender Studies and Middle Eastern studies, as well as scholars and students of translation studies, comparative literature, literary theory, gender studies, Arabic literature, and culture and classics.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: Writing a Critical Anthology of Women Poets in Translation

2. Poets of the Pre-Islamic Period

  1. ʿAbla bint Khālid at-Tamīmiyya
  2. Ad-Daʿjāʾ bint Wahb
  3. Al-Basūs bint Munqidh al-Bikriyya
  4. Al-Fāriʿa bint Muʿāwiya al-Qushairiyya
  5. Al-Jaidāʾ bint Zāhir al-Zubaidiyya
  6. Al-Khansāʾ bint Zuhair bin Abī Salmā
  7. An-Nawwār al-Jul
  8. Asmāʾ al-Mariyya
  9. As-Sulaka Umm as-Sulaik
  10. Bārra bint ʿAbdu-l-Muṭṭalib
  11. Ḍāḥiya al-Hilāliyya
  12. Dahknatūs bint Luqaiṭ
  13. Dijāja bint Ṣafwān
  14. Fāṭima bint Murr al-Khuthʿamiyya
  15. Fāriʿa al-Muriyya
  16. Hazīla al-Judaisiyya
  17. Hind al-Julāḥiyya
  18. Hind bint al-Khus
  19. Ḥusaina bint Jābir bint Bujair al-ʿIjlī
  20. Ibnat aḍ-Ḍaḥāk bin Sufyān (Ḥabība bint aḍ-Ḍaḥāk)
  21. Jalīla bint Murra ash-Shaibāniyya
  22. Jāriyat Humām ibn Murra
  23. Karma bint Ḍilʿ
  24. Lailā al-ʿAfīfa
  25. Lailā bint Mirdās
  26. Manfūsa bint Zaid al-Khail
  27. Raiṭa bint ʿĀṣiyya
  28. Raiṭa bint Jadhl aṭ-Ṭaʿān
  29. Ṣafiyya al-Bāhiliyya
  30. Ṣafiyya bint Thaʿlaba al-Shaibāniyya
  31. Subaiʿa bint al-Aḥab
  32. Suʿdā al-Asadiyya
  33. Suʿdā al-Lakhmiyya
  34. Sulaimā bint al-Muhalhal
  35. Sumayya Zawjat Shaddād al-ʿAbsī
  36. Ṭāriqa
  37. Tumāḍir bint ash-Sharīd as-Salmiyya
  38. ʿUfaira bint ʿAffān al-Judaisiyya
  39. Ukht al-Aswad bin Ghaffār (Ghafīra bint Ghaffār)
  40. Umaima bint ʿAbdu-l-Muṭṭalib
  41. Umāma bint Dhī-l-Iṣbaʿ
  42. Umāma bint Kulaib at-Taghlibiyya
  43. Umm Abī Judāba
  44. Umm aḍ-Ḍaḥāk al-Muḥāribiyya
  45. Umm al-Aghar bint Rabīʿa at-Taghlibiyya
  46. Umm aṣ-Ṣarīḥ al-Kindiyya
  47. Umm Mūsā al-Kilābiyya
  48. Umm Nāshira at-Taghlibiyya
  49. Umm Thawāb al-Huzāniyya
  50. ʿUmra bint al-Khunābis at-Taghlibiyya
  51. ʿUtba bint ʿAfīf
  52. Wahība bint ʿAbdu-l-ʿUzzā
  53. Zainab bint Farwa at-Tamīmiyya
  54. Zarqāʾ al-Yamāma

 

3. Crossover Poets

  1. ʿAfrāʾ bint ʿUqāl al-ʿUdhriyya
  2. Al-Khansāʾ
  3. Ash-Shaimāʾ bint al-Ḥarth as-Saʿdiyya
  4. Arwā bint ʿAbdu-l-Muṭṭalib
  5. Asmāʾ bint Abī Bakr
  6. Durra al-Hāshimiyya
  7. Ḥawma bint al-ʿAjjāj
  8. Hind bint ʿUtba
  9. Hind bint Uthātha bin ʿAbbād bin al-Muṭṭalib bin ʿAbd Manāf
  10. Ḥurqa bint an-Nuʿmān bin al-Mundhir
  11. Nutaila
  12. Ṣafiyya bint ʿAbdu-l-Muṭṭalib
  13. Ṣafiyya bint Musāfir
  14. Salmā bint Badr bin Mālik
  15. Ukht al-Ḥuṭam
  16. Umm Jamīl bint Umayya
  17. Umm Kulthūm bint ʿAbd Wud al-ʿĀmiriyya
  18. ʿUmra bint Duraid bin aṣ-Ṣamma

4. Poets of the Early Islamic Period

  1. ʿĀʾisha bint Abī Bakr
  2. Ar-Rabāb bint Imruʾ-l-Qais
  3. Asmāʾ Ṣāḥibat Jaʿd
  4. Fāṭima az-Zahrāʾ
  5. Fāṭima bint al-Ḥusain
  6. Ibnat Lubaid bin Rabīʿa al-ʿĀmirī
  7. Khawla bint al-Azūr al-Kindiyya
  8. Nāʾila bint al-Furāfiṣa
  9. Sīrīn ibnat Ḥassān
  10. Umm-ul-Aswad al-Kilābiyya
  11. Umm Ḥakīm bint Qāriẓ
  12. Umm Ḥakīm bint Yaḥyā
  13. Umm Ḥamāda al-Hamadhāniyya
  14. Umm ʿUqba Zawjat Ghassān bin Jahḍam
  15. ʿUmra bint Ruwāḥa
  16. Zainab bint al-ʿAwwām
  17. Zainab bint ʿUqail bin Abī Ṭālib

5. Analysis: Poetics of Rejection

6. Umayyad Poets

  1. Ad-Diḥdāḥa al-Faqīmiyya
  2. Al-ʿAjliyya
  3. Al-Ḥusainiyya
  4. Al-Kināniyya
  5. Ḥafṣa bint al-Mughīra
  6. Ḥumaida bint an-Nuʿmān ibn Bashīr al-Anṣārī al-Khazrajī
  7. Jāriyat Sulaimān ibn ʿAbdu-l-Malik
  8. Lailā al-Akhyaliyya
  9. Lailā bint Mahdī (also Lailā al-ʿĀmiriyya)
  10. Lailā bint Yazīd bin aṣ-Ṣaʿq
  11. Maisūn bint Baḥdal
  12. Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya
  13. Saʿda bint Farīd bin Khaithuma bin Nūfal bin Naḍla. (also Umm al-Kamīt)
  14. Shaqrāʾ bint al-Ḥubāb
  15. Umaima Imraʾat ibn ad-Damīna
  16. Umm al-Barāʾ bint Ṣafwān (Barra bint Ṣafwān)
  17. Umm al-Ward al-ʿAjlāniyya
  18. Umm Sinān bint Khaithama bin Khursha al-Madhḥajiyya
  19. Umm Walad li-Hishām bin ʿAbdu-l-Malik
  20. ʿUmra bint al-Ḥamāris
  21. ʿUmra bint Mirdās
  22. ʿUṣaima bint Zaid an-Nahdiyya
  23. Zawjat Abī al-Aswad ad-Duʾalī
  24. Zawjat Hishām bin Ṭulba bin Qais

7. Abbasid Poets

  1. ʿĀbida al-Juhniyya
  2. ʿĀʾisha bint al-Mahdī
  3. ʿĀʾisha bint al-Muʿtaṣim
  4. Al-Ḥajnāʾ bint Naṣīb
  5. Amal Jāriyat Qarīn an-Nakhās
  6. ʿĀmil Jāriyat Zainab bint Ibrāhīm
  7. ʿAmmat as-Salāmī ash-Shāʿira
  8. ʿĀrim Jāriyat Zalbahda an-Nakhās
  9. ʿĀtika al-Makhzūmiyya
  10. Badr-l-Tamām bint al-Ḥusain
  11. Banān Jāriyat al-Mutawakkil
  12. Bidʿa al-Kubrā Jāriyat ʿUraib
  13. Būrān bint al-Ḥasan bin Sahl
  14. Danānīr Jāriyat Muḥammad bin Kunāsa
  15. Faḍl ash-Shāʿira al-Yamāmiyya
  16. Fāṭima bint al-Khashshāb
  17. Funūn Jāriyat Yaḥyā bin Muʿādh
  18. Ghuṣn Jāriyat ibn al-Aḥdab an-Nakhās
  19. Hīlāna
  20. Ibnat Tamīm
  21. ʿIlm
  22. ʿInān Jāriyat al-Nāṭāfī
  23. Julnār bint Isḥāq
  24. Khadīja bint al-Maʾmūn
  25. Khansāʾ Jāriyat al-Barmakī
  26. Khishf
  27. Khuzāmā
  28. Lubāna bint Raiṭa bin ʿAlī
  29. Maḥbūba Jāriyat al-Mutawakkil
  30. Mathal Jāriyat Ibrāhīm bin al-Mudbir
  31. Māwiyya al-ʿUqailiyya
  32. Mudām Jāriyat al-ʿAbbās bin al-Faḍl
  33. Mukhannatha Jāriyat Zuhair
  34. Murād Jāriyat ʿAlī bin Hishām
  35. Mutayyam al-Hishāmiyya
  36. Nabt Jāriyat Makhfarāna al-Mukhannath
  37. Nasīm Jāriyat Aḥmad bin Yūsuf al-Kātib
  38. Nasīm Jāriyat al-Maʾmūn
  39. Qabīḥa Jāriyat al-Mutawakkil
  40. Qāsim Jāriyat ibn Ṭarkhān
  41. Rayā al-Madaniyya
  42. Rayā Jāriyat ibn al-Qarāṭīsī
  43. Rayā Jāriyat Isḥāq al-Mawṣilī
  44. Rīm Jāriyat Isḥāq bin ʿAmr as-Salmī
  45. Ṣafiyya al-Baghdādiyya ash-Shāʿira
  46. Ṣāḥib Jāriyat ibn Ṭarkhān an-Nakhās
  47. Sāhir
  48. Sakan Jāriyat Maḥmūd bin al-Ḥasan al-Warrāq
  49. Sakan Jāriyat Ṭāhir bin al-Ḥusain
  50. Salmā al-Yamāmiyya
  51. Salmā bint al-Qurāṭīsī al-Baghdādiyya ash-Shāʿira
  52. Samrāʾ
  53. Ṣarf Jāriyat ibn Khuḍair Mawlā Jaʿfar ibn Sulaimān
  54. Ṣarf Mamlūka-l-ibn ʿAmr
  55. Shamsa al-Mawṣiliyya
  56. Ṭaif al-Baghdādiyya ash-Shāʿira
  57. Taimāʾ Jāriyat Khuzaima bin Khāzim
  58. Thawāb bint ʿAbdullah al-Ḥanẓaliyya al-Hamadhāniyya
  59. Thumāma bint ʿAbdullah
  60. ʿUlayya bint al-Mahdī
  61. Umāma bint al-Jalāḥ
  62. ʿUraib al-Maʾmūniyya
  63. Ẓalūm Jāriyat Muḥammad bin Muslim al-Kātib
  64. Ẓamyāʾ al-Hamadāniyya
  65. Zawjat Abū Ḥamza al-Aʿrābī

 

8. Andalusian Poets

  1. ʿĀʾisha bint Aḥmad al-Qurṭubiyya
  2. Al-Bulaishiyya
  3. Al-Ghassāniyya
  4. Al-ʿUbādiyya
  5. Amat al-ʿAzīz ash-Sharīfa al-Ḥusainiyya
  6. Anas al-Qulūb
  7. Ash-Shalabiyya
  8. Asmāʾ al-ʿĀmiriyya
  9. Buthaina bint al-Muʿtamid bin ʿAbbād
  10. Ghāyat al-Munā
  11. Ḥafṣa bint al-Ḥāj ar-Rukūniyya
  12. Ḥafṣa bint Ḥamdūn al-Ḥajāriyya
  13. Ḥamda bint Ziyād
  14. Hind Jāriyat ash-Shāṭbī
  15. Huja bint ʾAbd-ur-Razāq al-Ghirnāṭiyya
  16. Mahā Jāriyat ʿUraib
  17. Maryam ash-Shalabiyya
  18. Muhja bint at-Tiyānī al-Qurṭubiyya
  19. Mutʿa al-Andalusiyya
  20. Nuzhawn bint al-Qilāʿī al-Ghirnāṭiyya
  21. Qamar al-Ishbīliyya
  22. Qasmūna bint Ismāʿīl
  23. Ṣafiyya bint ʿAbdallah ar-Raibī
  24. Ṣafiyya bint ʿAbd-ur-Raḥmān
  25. Tamīma bint Yūsuf bin Tāshfīn
  26. Umm al-ʿAlāʾ al-Ḥujāriyya al-Barbariyya
  27. Umm al-Hanāʾ
  28. Umm al-Ḥasan bint Abī Jaʿfar aṭ-Ṭanjālī
  29. Umm al-Kirām bint al-Muʿtaṣim bin Ṣamāḍiḥ
  30. Umm as-Saʿd bint ʿIṣām al-Ḥumairī (Saʿdūna)
  31. Wallāda bint al-Mustakfī bi-Allah
  32. Zainab bint Farwa al-Mariyya
  33. Zainab bint Isḥāq an-Naṣrānī

 

9. Fatimid and Mamluk Poets

  1. ʿĀʾisha al-Bāʿūniyya
  2. ʿĀʾisha bint ʿImāra al-Ḥusnī
  3. Al-Badawiyya
  4. Badīʿa ar-Rifāʿiyya
  5. Fāṭima bint al-Khashshāb
  6. Fāṭima bint Muḥammad ibn Shīrīn Al-Ḥanafī
  7. Taqiyya bint Ghaith aṣ-Ṣūriyya

Index

 

 

About the Author

Wessam Elmeligi is Assistant Professor NTT at the Department of Classical Mediterranean and Middle East at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Associate Professor at the English Department, the Faculty of Education, Damanhur University, Egypt. With a PhD in literary theory, his research interests include comparative literature, narratology, psychoanalysis, gender and women’s studies, visual analysis of film and art, digital humanities, as well as translation. He has published articles and book chapters on Naguib Mahfouz, Radwa Ashour and the modern Arabic novel, Bernard Shaw and Arabic adaptations of the English theatre, and the Arabian Nights. He has also written and illustrated two graphic novels, Y&Y and Jamila.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies