was born in Taiz, Yemen in 1968. She has a PhD in architecture from Cairo University (2008). She has published five collections of stories and three novels, with selections translated into English, French and German. Her novel Hubb Laisa Illa was translated into Italian. She has won the Suad Al-Sabah Prize of Kuwait for a collection of short stories in 2000, and the President of the Yemen Republic award for young writers in 2001. She is a member of many groups and in particular a committee campaigning for an end to violence against women.
More on her website http://www.zafrah.net/ 

 




Contributor's Issues
Banipal No 52 New Fiction (2015)
Banipal No 36 Literature in Yemen Today (2009)
Banipal No 23 Summer 2005


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