Aisha al-Saifi was born in Nizwa, Oman in 1987 and studied Civil Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University. In 2005, she began publishing literary works in Omani and Arabic newspapers. She has participated in Arab and international literary festivals across Asia, Europe, and Africa, and was the first female poet to win the Omani Poetry Festival. She has published three poetry collections: The Sea Changes its Gown, The Dreams of the Tenth Girl, and I Don’t Love My Father. In addition to poetry, al-Saifi publishes articles on local Omani affairs on her blog, Freedom for the Cost of Bread. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in Engineering and International Development at University College London.