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Sahar Khalifeh

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Sahar Khalifeh

Sahar Khalifeh is one of the Arab world’s best-known novelists. Of her seven novels, only her second, Wild Thorns, published in Arabic in 1976, is available in English translation (1984). She lives in Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, and is General Director of the Women and Family Affairs Center. She has been a magazine editor and a public relations officer at Bir Zeit University, and remains an active researcher, scriptwriter, and producer of educational television programs. She received her B.A. in English and American Literature at Bir Zeit University and her Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Iowa.

Articles by Sahar Khalifeh

My First and Only Love
By Sahar Khalifeh
The most recent novel by Palestinian writer Sahar Khalifeh, My First and Only Love, is out this week from Hoopoe. The book follows the protagonist, Nidal, as she returns to her family home in Nablus…
Translated by Aida Bamia
University Student
By Sahar Khalifeh
I was a woman: young, alone, divorced, left without a guardian or virtue, meaning that in society’s eyes I was an easy target.
Translated from Arabic by Sawad Hussain
from Picture, Icon, Old Testament
By Sahar Khalifeh
The story began for me when I fled a family marriage arranged by my mother’s brother. In rebellion, I accepted a post in a forgotten village at the city’s far perimeter. But my troubled conscience,…
Translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth
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