'Atika Wahbi al-Khazraji

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'Atika Wahbi al-Khazraji (1924–1997) was an Iraqi poet and educator.[1]

She was born in Baghdad and began publishing poetry at the age of fourteen. al-Khazraji received a BA from the Higher Teachers' Institute, going on to work as a teacher. In 1950, she enrolled in the Sorbonne, receiving a PhD in 1955. She published a collection of the poet Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf's work in 1954. She later taught Arabic at the Higher Teachers' Institute. She published a work on the poet Isma'il Sabri.[1]

Selected works[edit]


  • Majnun Layla (Crazy for Layla) (1954)
  • Anfas al-sihr (Breaths of magic) (1963)
  • La'la' alqamar (The moon shimmered) (1965)
  • Afwaf al-zahr (The flower's membranes) (1975)


  1. ^ a b c Ashour, Radwa; Ghazoul, Ferial (2008). Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999. p. 434. ISBN 978-1617975547.