Maryam Salama

Maryam Salama

Maryam Ahmed Salama (born 1965) is a Libyan writer and poet born in Tripoli. She received her undergraduate degree from the Department of Literature and Culture at al-Fateh University in 1987 and works currently in the field of translation with an emphasis on historical studies. Her works of prose and poetry have been published in Libyan and foreign newspapers and magazines. She currently works at the Old Cities Project in Tripoli[1] Ms. Salama has a number of book titles to her credit including Dreams of a Captive Girl (Ahlam Tifla Sajin).[2]

List of Works

  • Dreams of an Impisoned Child, poetry (Ahlam tifla sajina). Libya: Dar al-Firjani, 1992
  • Nothing but the Dream, poetryh (La shay'siwa al bulm). Libya: Dar al-Firjani, 1992
  • "From Door to Door", short story. Translating Libya: The Modern Libyan Short Story translated by Ethan Chorin. Saqi Press/SOAS. 2008


  1. ^ Arab women writers: a critical reference guide, 1873-1999 by Radwa Ashour, Ferial Jabouri Ghazoul, Hasna Reda-Mekdashi, American Univ in Cairo Press, 2008 - 526 pages
  2. ^ Chorin, Ethan Translating Libya: The Modern Libyan Short Story Saqi/SOAS Press, 2008 pg. 232