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Dalia Taha is a Palestinian poet,playwright and novelist. She was born in Berlin in 1986 and grew up in Ramallah, Palestine, where she lives.
Her first play Keffiyeh/Made in China was produced by the Flemish Royal Theatre and A. M. Qattan Foundation and premiered in Brussels before touring seven Palestinian cities across the West Bank. The play was given a staged reading in July 2013 at the Mosaic Rooms in London, as part of the Shubbak Festival, in association with the Royal Court.
Her play Al’ab Nariya/Fireworks was developed under the Royal Court’s International Playwriting residency and was produced there in 2015.
Her other produced plays include There Is No One Between You and Me (Brown University, 2016), Hunger: a Musical (A. M. Qattan Foundation and Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy, Palestine, 2018) and Graduation (Berlin, 2020).
Dalia Holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brown University and has published three collections of poetry, that include The Biography of the People of the City of R, and a novel 'Arrafu l-Sawad' (The Black Fortune Teller) that was published in 2007.
Some of her poems were published in Banipal 45 (Autumn/Winter 2002-Spring 2003) in its main feature on Palestinian literature, in English translation by Allison Blecker. One of the poems is available to read here.
• The digital edition of Banipal 45 is available for free until 31 December 2023 at this link: https://bit.ly/3R2GzGq