The late writer Qamar Kilani is considered one of the most important Syrian creative women figures, even though she came to life in historical circumstances in which illiteracy and ignorance were fascist, and our country was suffering under the yoke of French occupation.
The book “Qamar Kilani, Leadership and Commitment” examines the emergence of this creator, her biography, her intellectual and literary achievement at the level of the article, the story and the novel, and what distinguishes her literature in form and content.
At the beginning of the book, the storyteller Lina Kilani discusses the biography of her late mother, indicating that she was born in Damascus in 1928, not 1932, as is rumored.
Lina points out that her mother worked for the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science and published the newspaper article, the short story and the novel. Among her short stories are “Woman of Fear” and “Dream on Prison Walls,” and her novels “Cherry Orchard” and “Bird of Fire” and among her literary studies are “Islamic mysticism.” It was written in travel literature, “Traveling Papers.”
The poet Badi’ Soqour presented a literary prose piece that tends to be poetic, in which he touched on the importance of Kilani and her creative achievement, in which he said: “She is a tear and the war will end, she is a tear and the Levant will remain an emerald on the chest of eternity, and like a karkara of springs, children laugh, they laugh, Moon.”
Narrator Nazem Muhanna’s study came under the title “The Horizons of Modernity in the Novels of Qamar Kilani,” noting that it preceded its era through the modernist horizon in her seven novels, while Dr. Hussein Jumaa presented an anthology of Kilani’s stories, including “A Pain from the Memory of the Golan” and “The Lady of Sorrow and Silence.”
It is noteworthy that the book was issued by the Syrian General Book Organization and is 135 pages of medium size.