was born in 1963 in Basra, Iraq. She graduated from the college of Agriculture, Basra University in 1987 and since 1992 has lived in Denmark.
She has published two collections of short stories and one novel and also translations of Danish works into Arabic, including selections of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytales in 2005.
She works in the Department of Orientalia and Judaica at the Royal Library Copenhagen.
An excerpt from her novel When the Scent Awakens is featured in Banipal 29, translated by William M Hutchins
Banipal No 23 Summer 2005
Banipal No 29 Summer 2007
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