Amina Al Adwan

Amina Al Adwan, (Arabic: أمينة العدوان) is a Jordanian writer, poet, and critic. She is one of the founders of the Jordanian Writers Association. She worked for the Ministry of Culture and was editor-in-chief of Afkar magazine, Swt Algeel magazine, and Funoon magazine. She participated in the Jordanian women's movement being a former Jordanian Women's Union member.[1]

Amina Al Adwan
EducationAmerican University in Cairo
Ain Shams University
  • Writer
  • critic


Amina Al Adwan was born in Amman, Jordan. She studied at Ain Shams University in Egypt and received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1970. A year later, she received a Diploma in Literary Criticism from the American University in Cairo. After graduating she worked at the Ministry of Culture as editor-in-chief of several Arabic magazines, including Afkar magazine, Swt Algeel magazine, and Funoon magazine from 1971 until 1982.[2] She published forty-eight poetry works throughout her career. This is in addition to writing articles on contemporary Arabic literature and novel, and the literary and critical studies she did on contemporary Jordanian literature.[3]


Literary worksEdit

Some of her literary works throughout her career:

  • A Home with No Walls (1982)[1]
  • In Front of The Barrier (1983)[1]
  • Metallic Rooms of Baptism (1985)[1]
  • Loss of Weight (1986)[1]
  • Rebellious Voices (1986)[1]
  • Arab Faces (1991)[1]
  • Death Sentences (original: Aḥkām al-iʻdām)[1]
  • Mustafa Sa’d (1993)[1]
  • Bitter Coffee (original: Qahwah murrah) (2003)[4]
  • The Destroyed Wall (original: al-Sūr al-mahdūm) (2004)[5]
  • His Blood is Not Blue (original: Damuhu laysa azraq)[6]
  • Red Blood Cells (original: Kurayyāt dam ḥamrāʼ)[7]
  • Black Smoke (original: Dukhān aswad)[8]
  • Blood Circuits (original: Dawāʼir al-dam)[9][10]
  • A Pill (original: Ḥabbat dawāʼ)[11][12]


Some of the books she wrote during her career:

  • Studies in Contemporary Jordanian Literature (1976)[1]
  • Articles on Contemporary Arabic Novels (1976)[13]
  • Critical Readings[1]
  • Critical Readings of Amina Al Adwan’s Works[14]

Poetry collections in EnglishEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Amina Al Adwan". Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  2. ^ admin (2014-03-18). "أمينة العدوان". وزارة الثقافة (in Arabic). Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  3. ^ ""الحجر".. جديد الشاعرة أمينة العدوان". Alrai (in Arabic). 2020-06-18. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  4. ^ ʻAdwān, Amīnah (2002). Qahwah murrah. Ibdāʻāt ʻArabīyah. Shiʻr (al-Ṭabʻah 1 ed.). ʻAmmān: Azminah. ISBN 978-9957-09-101-9.
  5. ^ ʻAdwān, Amīnah (2003). al-Sūr al-mahdūm. Ibdāʻāt ʻArabīyah. Shiʻr (al-Ṭabʻah 1 ed.). ʻAmmān: Azminah. ISBN 978-9957-09-153-8.
  6. ^ ʻAdwān, Amīnah (2003). Damuhu laysa azraq. Ibdāʻāt ʻArabīyah. Shiʻr (al-Ṭabʻah 1 ed.). ʻAmmān: Azminah. ISBN 978-9957-09-123-1.
  7. ^ ʻAdwān, Amīnah (2003). Kurayyāt dam ḥamrāʼ. Ibdāʻāt ʻArabīyah : Shiʻr (al-Ṭabʻah 1 ed.). ʻAmmān: Azminah. ISBN 978-9957-09-126-2.
  8. ^ ʼAdwān, Amīnah (2007). Dukhkhān aswad (PDF). Al-Qāhirah: [s.n.
  9. ^ ʻAdwān, Amīnah (2004). Dawāʼir al-dam: shiʻr. Ibdāʻāt ʻArabīyah. Shiʻr (al-Ṭabʻah 1 ed.). ʻAmmān: Azminah. ISBN 978-9957-09-174-3.
  10. ^ ʼAdwān, Amīnah (2007). Dawā'ir al-damm (PDF). Al-Qāhirah: [s.n.
  11. ^ ʻAdwān, Amīnah (2005). Ḥabbat dawāʼ: shiʻr. Ibdāʻāt ʻArabīyah. Shiʻr (al-Ṭabʻah 1 ed.). ʻAmmān: Azminah. ISBN 978-9957-09-198-9.
  12. ^ ʼAdwān, Amīnah (2007). Ḥabbat dawā' (PDF). Al-Qāhirah: [s.n.
  13. ^ ʻAdwān, Amīnah (1976). Maqālāt fī al-riwāyah al-ʻArabīyah al-muʻāṣirah. Amman: al-Muʼassasah al-Ṣuḥufīyah al-Urdunīyah.
  14. ^ Yāghī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān, ed. (2004). Ārāʼ naqdīyah fī aʻmāl Amīnah al-ʻAdwān. Dirāsāt. Naqd adabī (al-Ṭabʻah 1 ed.). ʻAmmān: Azminah. ISBN 978-9957-09-164-4.
  15. ^ Ashour, Radwa; Ghazoul, Ferial J.; Reda-Mekdashi, Hasna (2008). Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999. American Univ in Cairo Press. ISBN 978-977-416-146-9.
  16. ^ Aminah 'Adwan (1990-01-01). Arab Faces: A Selection of Poems. Brill Archive. ISBN 978-90-04-09219-8.