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Hanan al-Shaykh

Hanan al-Shaykh is a Lebanese author of contemporary Arab women’s literature. A novelist, short-story writer, and playwright, she is one of the leading women writers in the Arab world. Her stories deal with women’s role in society, the relationship between the sexes, and the institution of marriage. Her novels have been translated into multiple languages.