Manal Al-Sheikh

Manal Al-Sheikh (f. 1971)
is a poet and journalist from Nineveh in Iraq. Al-Sheikh holds a bachelor's degree in Arabic-English translation from the University of Mosul. In Arabic, she has published three poetry collections and two prose books, she has also been the editor of an anthology of modern Iraqi poetry. Her poems and articles have been published in a number of Iraqi and overseas magazines and newspapers, and have been translated into English, French, Spanish and Swedish. Al-Sheikh has participated in literature festivals throughout Europe, the United States, North Africa and South America. She came to Stavanger as part of the Cities of Refuge Network in 2009.