Siham Bayyumi

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Siham Bayyumi (born 1949) is an Egyptian writer and journalist.[1] She was born in Cairo and studied at Helwan University. She has worked as a journalist at the Cairo newspaper Al Gomhuria, and has published works of both fiction and non-fiction. Her books include the short story collection Al-Khayl Wa-Al-Layl. Her historical novel Ayyam al-Qabbuti dealt with the excavation of the Suez Canal. Her work has been translated into Italian by Elisabetta Bartuli and appeared in a 2001 anthology titled Rose del Cairo.

Selected works[edit]

  • Kharait Lil-Mawj
  • Al-Khayl Wa-Al-Layl: Qisas Qasirah
  • Ayyam al Qabbuti


  1. ^ ʻĀshūr, Raḍwá; Ghazoul, Ferial Jabouri; Reda-Mekdashi, Hasna; McClure, Mandy (2008). Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999. American Univ in Cairo Press. ISBN 9789774161469. 

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