Wafa Al-Bueissa was born in 1973 in Libya, but now lives in Holland after her debut novel, Hunger has Other Faces (excerpted in Banipal 40 – Libyan Fiction) led to hate campaigns in Libyan mosques for her to be declared an unbeliever. She was obliged to leave the country and was given asylum in Holland. She has written three novels, her second Fursan al-Sua’al (Knights of Coughing) was published in 2009 in Tunisia. Her third, a historical novel about Na’athal, a Jew from Medina in Mohammed’s time, has been banned in Libya.

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Banipal 40 - Libyan Fiction (2011)