In the run up to International Women’s Day on March 8, here are some Arab female authors harnessing the power of the written word.
Ghada Aboud is a Saudi novelist, journalist and television presenter. She published her first Arabic novel “Bipolar” in 2018.
Emirati talent Maitha Al-Khayat is an acclaimed author and illustrator who has published over 170 works (ranging from children’s books to TV scripts) in both Arabic and English.
Susan Abulhawa is a US-Palestinian writer and a political activist. Her book “Against the Loveless World” is currently competing for the Athenaeum of Philadelphia Literary Award 2020.
The award-winning author is an American-Moroccan novelist. She has written four novels, including “The Moor’s Account,” which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
The Saudi writer has published novels including “Hend and the Soldiers” and “The Seesaw.”
Feeling proud :)— Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp 🇪🇺 🌍 (@RuthAhmedzai) September 12, 2019
Pub day for this little beauty: #TreesfortheAbsentees by Ahlam Bsharat, trans. from #Arabic by me & Sue Copeland.
Short, light but thought-provoking #Palestinian fiction for an autumn evening.
Reviewers/book bloggers, pls contact @literallypr for a review copy! pic.twitter.com/0uSFughos0
Ahlam Bsharat is a Palestinian writer, who besides poetry, picture books, short stories, novels, and memoirs, has written a number of television and radio scripts.
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