Al-Malaika, Nazik Sadiq 1923–2007

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Al-Malaika, Nazik Sadiq 1923–2007

PERSONAL:

Born August 23, 1923, in Baghdad, Iraq; died June 20, 2007, in Cairo, Egypt; daughter of Sadiq al-Malaika (a language teacher) and Um Nizar al-Malaika (a poet); married Abdel-Hadi Mahbouba, 1961; children: a son. Education: College of Arts in Baghdad, B.A., 1944; studied at Princeton University; University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1958.

CAREER:

Poet and short-story writer. Taught Arabic and literature in Iraqi schools and universities for forty years, including University of Mosul, University of Baghdad, and University of Kuwait.

WRITINGS:

Šazaya wa-ramad, Bayrut (Beirut, Lebanon), 1959.

Qararat al-mawg'a, Bayrut (Beirut, Lebanon), 1960.

Asiqat al-layl, Bayrut (Beirut, Lebanon), 1960.

Muhadarat fi šsi'r 'Ali Mahmud Taha: dirasa wanaqd, G'a'mi'at al-Duwal al-'Arabiyya al-'Aliya (Cairo, Egypt), 1965.

S'ag'arat al-qamar: ši'r, Bayrut (Beirut, Lebanon), 1968.

Qadaya al-ši'r al-mu'asir, Dar al-'ilm li-al-malayin (Beirut, Lebanon), 1974.

Diwan Nazik al-Mala'ika, Dar al-'Awda (Beirut, Lebanon), 1979-81.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Nazik al-Malaika—A Tribute Page,http://www.koolpages.com/almalaika/images/nazikpage.html/ (December 15, 2007), author profile.

OBITUARIES

PERIODICALS

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, September-October, 2007, p. 71.

ONLINE

Al-Arab Online,http://www.alarabonline.org/ (December 15, 2007).

Aswat Aliraq,http://www.aswataliraq.info/ (June 21, 2007).

International Herald Tribune,http://www.iht.com/ (June 20, 2007).

Iraq Updates,http://www.iraqupdates.com/ (June 22, 2007).

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Al-Malaika, Nazik Sadiq 1923–2007