Samar Samir Mezghanni

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Samar Samir Mezghanni
سمر سمير المزغني
Samar Samir Mezghanni SQ Faces of the revolution at TED (cropped).png
Mezghanni at her TED talk in Tunis
Born (1988-08-27) 27 August 1988 (age 29)
Occupation Writer
Language Arabic
Nationality Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Alma mater Tunis El Manar University
University of Birmingham
Period 1995–present
Genre Children's literature, novel
Notable awards The Youngest Writer in the World & Youngest Most Prolific Writer in the World by Guinness Book of World Records

Samar Samir Mezghanni (Tunisian Arabic: سمر سمير المزغني; born 27 August 1988) is a Tunisian children's author.

Early life[edit]

Mezghanni was born in 1988 to the Tunisian lawyer Samir Mezghanni and to an Iraqi mother whose name is Sahar. She has two brothers, Samer and Sirar and one sister Siwar.[1]


She earned a BA in psychology from Tunis El Manar University and a Master's from the University of Birmingham and is currently undertaking a doctorate in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge.[1]


Samar Samir Mezghanni presenting "Faces of the revolution" at TEDTalentSearch in Tunis in 2012

Mezghanni wrote more than a hundred children stories and she is a member of many Arabic and international organizations.[2] Her first child story was published in September 1997.[3] She claims the record for being the youngest published writer and the most prolific. Mezghanni has appeared on British media speaking out against extremism in the middle east.[4]

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Children's literature[edit]

  • Mohakamatou Dhi'ib (Trial of a Wolf)
  • Holm Fi Hadeekat Al-Hayawanet (A Dream in the Zoo)