Moroccan poet and novelist Soukaina Habiballah was born in Casablanca in 1989. She has published four poetry collections, two novels and one short stories collection. Habiballah has received many awards including, the Buland Al Haidari Prize for Arabic poetry in 2015, the “Floating Voices” award of poetry in Italy and the 2018 Nadine Shames Prize for Arab Screenwriters for her short film Who Left the Door Open? She performed her poetic play “Ninni Ya Momo” in the official programme of the 2022 Avignon Festival. She was an Honors Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa and participated in the university’s 2019 International Writing Program. She works as translator and creative writing instructor.
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