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Mayy Ziyāda
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, pen name of Mārī Ilyās Ziyāda , pioneer writer of poetry in prose, essayist, orator and journalist in Arabic, French and English; translator from several European languages; and a zealous feminist who defended the case of Arab women’s education and freedom.

Born in Nazareth on 11 February 1886 to a Lebanese Christian father who worked as a teacher and journalist, and a Galilee mother from a village near Nazareth, Mayy received a French education at St. Joseph’s School in Nazareth (1892-9), in ʿAyntūra in Lebanon (1900-4), and at the L…

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Moreh, S., “Mayy Ziyāda”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5086>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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