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Authors/Contributors

Saudi Arabia

Ahd Niazy

Ahd Niazy is a PhD student in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on contemporary Arab women’s writing and its impact on culture and gender norms in...

Badriyah Al Bishr

The Saudi writer Badriyah Al-Bishr studied literature and social sciences at King Saud University, Riyadh and the Lebanese University in Beirut. She is now a journalist, writing literary and...

Mohammed Hasan Alwan

Mohammed Hassan Alwan is a Saudi novelist and the 2017 recipient of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) for his novel A Small Death, a fictionalized account of the real-life Sufi...
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