Malaika, Salma al- (1908–1953)

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Malaika, Salma al- (1908–1953)

Iraqi poet. Name variations: Umm Nizar. Born 1908 in Iraq; died 1953; children: Nazik al-Malaika (Iraqi poet, 1923–1992).

Wrote poetry about various subjects, including the Kilani uprising against the British, the Baghdad revolution of 1948, the tragedy of Palestine, and the Iraqi poet Jamil Sidqi al-Zawhi who championed women's rights; also wrote feminist verse; work collected and published as Song of Glory (1965) with introduction by daughter Nazik al-Malaika.

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