Inib-Sarri and Eristi-Aya
|Inib-Sarri was a daughter of
the Akkadian king, Zimri-Lim, and lived around 1790-1745 B.C.E.
Akkad was the northern region of ancient Mesopotamia and was populated by
Semitic peoples. Sumer was directly south of Akkad. A poem by Inib-Sarri addresses her father.
"A Letter to Her Father"
"A Letter to Her Mother"
I am a king's daughter, you a king's
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Both poems above come from A Book of Women Poets, edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone, which was published by Schocken Books, out of New York, in 1980.
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