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Nadia Al-Kokabany

Nadia Al-Kokabany is a Yemeni academic and a prolific literary writer. Her fiction has been translated into English, French, German, and Italian, and she has won prizes in Yemen and Kuwait....

Wajdi Muhammad Abduh al-Ahdal

Wajdi Muhammad Abduh al-Ahdal is a novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and dramatist. Born in Yemen in 1973, he received a degree in literature from Sanaa University.  He won the...

Mohammad Algharbi Amran

Born in 1958, Mohammed Algharbi Amran is a Yemeni novelist, short-story writer, contemporary history buff, and literary critic.  He has been active in literary societies, serving as a...

Mansur Rajih

Mansur Rajih, born in Yemen in 1958, was a prisoner of conscience from 1983–98. Since then he has been living in exile in Norway. His poetry has been published in Norwegian. A book of his...
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