Amal al-Shami

Amal Muhammad 'Ali al-Shami (1956–2001) was a Yemeni writer.

Amal Muhammad 'Ali al-Shami

Born in Sana'a, al-Shami was active in many fields during her career; she wrote poetry and short stories as well as screenplays for television and radio.[1] Much of her work was published under various pseudonyms. Her stories often criticized the patriarchal nature of society, and presented education and writing as a means by which independence could be achieved.[2]


  1. ^ Radwa Ashour; Ferial Ghazoul; Hasna Reda-Mekdashi (1 November 2008). Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873–1999. American University in Cairo Press. pp. 491–. ISBN 978-977-416-267-1.
  2. ^ Pernille Arenfeldt; Nawar Al-Hassan Golley (2012). Mapping Arab Women's Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within. Oxford University Press. pp. 214–. ISBN 978-977-416-498-9.