Fathieh Saudi


Fathieh Saudi (1949- ), (فتحية سعودي) Jordanian writer and physician born in Amman. She studied medicine in France and graduated from the College of Medicine at the University of Paris in 1977. She moved to Lebanon, where she documented the siege of Beirut by Israeli forces in 1982. She lives in Amman, where, in addition to her work as a pediatrician, she writes, translates, and publishes. Her non-fiction works include Sihhat al-atfal: datil al-ummahat (Children's Health: A Guide for Mothers, Amman, Dar al-Mada, 1977). She has translated two books on children's health.

(From Arab Women Writers A Critical reference Guide by Radwa Ashour & Feryal Ghazoul)

Publications: (Arabic)

  • Ayyam al-jamr: hisar Baymt 1982 (Days of Embers: The 1982 Siege of Beirut, memoirs). Amman: Dar al-Mada, 1990; first published in French as L'Oubli rebetle. Paris: Harmattan Publishers, 1985.

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