was born in Basra in 1978 and lived in Baghdad until 1995, when she went to live in the USA. Since 2000 she has been studying at the University of Michigan, and has a BA Hons in Philosophy and Religious Studies, an MA in Arabic Literature, and is presently working for a PhD in modern Arabic Literature.

Her first translation of a novel, Scattered Crumbs by Iraqi author Muhsin Al-Ramli, was awarded the University of Arkansas Press Arabic translation prize and published by the press in 2003, with an excerpt in Banipal 17, Summer 2003.

Contributor's Issues

Banipal 32 - Summer 2008

Banipal 61 - A Journey in Iraqi Fiction (2018)