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Nafisa al-Mallah

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Nafisa al-Mallah

(1902-1982)

A leading socialite in Aleppo, born into a notable family. Her father, Mar’i Pasha al-Mallah, was a Syrian political leader and statesman.

She was very well educated, having a college degree in education and proficient in Arabic, Turkish and French.

Al-Mallah was famous for the literary salon she held in her home. Members of her salon included prominent Aleppine intellectuals, writer and thinkers,  such as Omar Abu Risha, Sami al-Kayyali and Ahmed al-Oubari.

Source: Family Archives, Amr al-Mallah

Nafisa al-Mallah

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