Sheikha Helawy


Palestinian writer Sheikha Helawy was born in Dhayl ’Araj, an unrecognized Bedouin village near Haifa. She is the author of three collections of short stories and one collection of poems, which have been translated into many languages, and she has received many awards. She is a lecturer in Arab feminism at Ben-Gurion University.

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    Asma Ghanem / Courtesy of the artist A girl, “seduced by the city of Haifa,” loses her braid in a barbershop. My mom and I crossed the road from the bus station to the only barbershop in the…