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Elizabeth Al-Hazzam Dawsari

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Elizabeth Al-Hazzam Dawsari

Published Author, Librarian
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Works By Elizabeth Al-Hazzam Dawsari:

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A Bit About Me

Years spent in Saudi Arabia as the wife of a Bedouin tribesman offer a fresh perspective into the fiction I write about the women of the Arab world. Fascinating characters danced through my life and as my imagination took over, a woman telling a compelling story emerged, presenting current issues often overlooked or even challenged by prevailing beliefs. I am now seeking to publish the tale of this woman’s evolution from pampered Saudi royalty to American military wife.

My writing journey has taken a number of turns, the spotlight on fiction lit by a creative writing course then nearly extinguished by the need to earn a living. Reading fiction became a luxury; writing fiction became an impossibility. Term papers and projects in graduate school morphed into manuals and reports for my employers. And along the way, at Columbia University I met and married a Bedouin from Saudi Arabia. Abandoning my advancing career and comfortable life in America, we moved to the Kingdom. Intent on publication one day, I kept a journal through those many years, a vignette of a world that no longer exists.

Eventually I returned to the States and picked up the threads of my former career, spending decades at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation with creative and inspiring people—architects, artists, authors, students, musicians, actors. Beauty.

My involvement with the Arab world persisted in America. I am a longtime desertbred Arabian horse and Saluki owner and breeder. Caring for animals filled nonwork hours and more than a few nights, and for decades I wrote about desertbred horses and Salukis, my articles appearing in numerous publications.

My long dormant love for writing fiction bubbled to the surface a few years ago. I have completed three novels and started a fourth, all unpublished to date. Additionally, resulting from my military history research, the Khamsat, a publication of Al Khamsa, Inc., has recently published the first four parts of my nonfiction series about Arabian war horses from antiquity to the present. (Yes, the CIA and U.S. Special Forces rode into the twenty-first century.) The fifth will go to press this summer.

My dream is to publish my novels and the record of the “old ways of life” I experienced in Saudi Arabia.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

“The Academic and Special Librarian in an Architectural Archives Environment.” Paper delivered at the Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 16-18, 1996.

All Arabian Horse Society. Newsletter Editor (1990-1997).

The Arizona Horse Pages: the Directory of the Arizona Horse Industry. Phoenix: Arizona State
Horsemen's Association (1990 -1994).

The Arizona Horseman. Newsletter Editor. Phoenix: Arizona State Horsemen's Association (1985 -1997).

“The Bedouin: Selected Sources of Information,” Saluki Club of America, Desert Bred Catalog, (June l3, l982), pp. 43, 45, 48. Reprinted, (July 29, l982) p. 49-5l. Reprinted & enlarged, The Saluki Quarterly (Winter l984-85), 7: l, pp. 9, l2.

“The Bloody Shoulder’d Arabian: Many tales,” Khamsat. Sedalia, MO: Al Khamsa, Inc. (June 2022).

“A Brief History of The Society for the Perpetuation of Desert Bred Salukis,” Saluki Insights, No. 3 (January 2010), pp. 59-66.

English Language Monographs of the Arabian Peninsula, 1960 - 1970. Dhahran: University of Petroleum and Minerals Press, 1976.

“Following the Trail of the Arabian War Horse,” Khamsat. Sedalia, MO: Al Khamsa, Inc. (Summer 2023).

“Following the Trail of the Arabian War Horse, Part II,” Khamsat. Sedalia, MO: Al Khamsa, Inc. (Autumn 2023).

“Following the Trail of the Arabian War Horse, Part III,” Khamsat. Sedalia, MO: Al Khamsa, Inc. (Winter 2023-4).

“Following the Trail of the Arabian War Horse, Part IV,” Khamsat. Sedalia, MO: Al Khamsa, Inc. (Spring 2024).

“The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Library and Archives.” Paper delivered at the University of Arizona Library, Tucson, Arizona, May, 1997.

Frank Lloyd Wright Time Line and World Events. Scottsdale, AZ: William Wesley Peters Library, 1988.

“In Search of Saluki Roots: Questions,” Newsletter, The Society for the Perpetuation of Desert Bred Salukis. Scottsdale, AZ (2011).

“In Search of the Word Saluqi: Another Piece of the Puzzle,” Saluki Insights No.2 (October 2009), pp 95-106.

Know Your Library: A Guide for Geography Students. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University, 1975. Know Your Library Series # 17.

“The KWOC Index to the Arizona State University Library Map Collection,” Information Bulletin. San Diego, California: Western Association of Map Libraries (November 1973).

“A Look at Henry Babson,” Khamsat. Sedalia, MO: Al Khamsa, Inc. (Spring 2023).

Manual for Auto-Indexing: The KWOC Index to the Map Collection. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University Library, 1973. Revised in 1975.

Maps of the Arabian Peninsula. Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: University of Petroleum and Minerals, 1976.

Namely, Arab Horses and Hounds. With Sharon Mathers. Illustrated by Cindy A. Conter. Jubail, Saudi Arabia: NASCO, 1979.

“Preserving the Pride of the Conquistadors.” With Gail Pearl. Phoenix Home and Garden (March 1991), 11:5, p. 35 - 37.

Publications of the Faculty. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University. Co-Editor 1972 - 1975 editions.

The Saluqi: Coursing Hound of the East. Edited by Gail Goodman. Contributor. Apache Junction, Arizona: Midbar, Inc., 1994.

“Saudi Arabian Native Salukis in Montiqah ash-Sharqiyyah,” Saluki Club of America Yearbook 1990 and ASA Newsletter (Fall 1990).

The Society for the Perpetuation of Desert Bred Salukis. Quarterly Editor. Scottsdale, AZ (1994-2002).

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