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Known for Being

Started the first women’s journal, The Bride in Damascus.

The founder of Damascus Women's Literary Club.

Major Accomplishments

Mary ‘Ajamy was a leading woman figure who started the first women’s journal, The Bride in Damascus in 1910 under Ottoman Rule. In the next 20 years, women’s press flourished with new journals and writings surfacing from Beirut and Damascus, the two major cities of Lebanon and Syria. Through establishing magazines, literary clubs, and literary salons, ‘Ajamy and her contemporaries launched a new literary tradition in Syria, as writing enabled women to enter new intellectual territories and make their voices heard.

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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