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Ibrāhīm, Istīrīna
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Istīrīna (Esterina) Ibrāhīm, journalist and short story writer, was born in Baghdad in 1914. She was the daughter of Ibrāhīm Ḥayyim Mu‘allim Nissīm, a member of the Iraqi Parliament. She married the writer and poet Anwar Shā’ūl (1904–1984) while she was working as a journalist for al-Ḥāsid and he was its editor. She also published short stories there in which she revealed a sensitive feminist awareness of the difficulties of women in traditional Iraqi society. At the same time, she drew the attention of women to their responsibilities to th…

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Reuven Snir, “Ibrāhīm, Istīrīna”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000822>
First published online: 2018



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