1923 First Women

Salma Sayegh: A writer, a novelist, and feminist

Born and raised in Beirut, Salma Sayegh became one of the most renowned early writers, novelists, and feminists of the Nahda era in Lebanon. She contributed to the creation of the Society for Women’s Renaissance along with other women contemporaries 1. She wrote for many magazines, edited Sawt al-Mar’a, The Women’s Voice 2, and authored several novels, including al-Nasamat (The Breeze, 1923). She also contributed to the cultural salons movement in Lebanon by hosting one in her house in Beirut in the 1940s and early 1950s, before passing away in 1953.