Asiya al-Baghdadiyya

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Author

Asiya al-Baghdadiyya

Location

Iraq

Dates

9th c

Biography

Asiya was given as a slave to Abdullah ibn Tahir, and officer of the Abbasid period. Her verse reflects the experiences of a woman struggling to assert her power in a position where she has few rights.

Works

They said

Languages

Arabic

Genres

Lyric

Bibliography

Classical Poems by Arab Women: A Bilingual Anthology, edited by Abdullahal-Udhari, Saqi Books, 1999, London.

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