Amal Dunqul was an Egyptian poet whose poems were influenced by Greek mythology, then pre-Islamic and Islamic imagery to modernize Arabic poetry. He was born in Al Qalah, Qfta, Qena and completed his secondary education there in 1957. He attended the faculty of Arts in 1958 just after his graduation from the secondary education stage. He dropped out to work as an employee at Qena Court of Justice as well as the Customs Department of Suez and Alexandria and the Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organisation for a living before the end of his first year in the faculty. He died in 1983 after long-time illness.
Amal was born in Al Qalah village, Qfta, an administrative division of Qena in Upper Egypt on 23 June 1940. Amal was given his name, which means "hope" in Arabic and is commonly given to girls, because he was born in the very same year his father got his habilitation degree from al-Azhar University. Donqol's father, an al-Azhar graduate, who wrote classic poetry, possessed a library full of books in the various Islamic literary modes of which his son took advantage. He died when Donqol was ten years old and at such an early age, Donqol had to support his mother and two younger brothers. He completed his secondary education in Qena in 1957. In 1958, he enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University. Before the end of his first year, he dropped out to work for a living as an employee at the Qena Court of Justice, the Customs Departments in Suez and Alexandria and the Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organisation. But he was always drawn to poetry.
Crying in front of Zarqaa El Yamama, By (author), Kotobarabia.com, 2008, Book
Papers of Room Number 8, By (author), General Egyptian Book Organization, 1983, Book