Hanan al-Shaykh (Arabic: حنان الشيخ; born 12 November 1945, Beirut) is a Lebanese author of contemporary literature.
Hanan al-Shaykh was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1945, into a strict Shi'a
family. Her father and brother exerted strict social control over her during her childhood and adolescence. She attended the Almillah primary school for Muslim girls where she received a traditional education for Muslim girls, before continuing her education at the Ahliah school. She continued ...