Atef Alshaer was born in Gaza in 1982. He completed his English Language and Literature degree at Birzeit University in Palestine and he obtained his Masters and PhD in Linguistics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Atef has published several academic papers and reviews. His writings focus on Arabic language and literature, and the cultural and political dynamics and discourses in the Arabic-speaking world. Currently he is a Leverhulme Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Political Communication and teaching fellow at SOAS. He also writes and translates poetry. His latest translations include poems by the Sudanese poet, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi.
Poems translated by Atef Alshaer
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