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Asmaa is a poet, performer, and essayist based in Haifa. She was born in 1985 in the village of Daburieh, in the Lower Galilee, Palestine.

For several years Asmaa worked as a journalist for Palestinian and Arabic newspapers, as well as a presenter for Television and Radio.  


In 2010 Asmaa received the 

Debutant Writer Award from Al Qattan Foundation, for her volume of poetry, Liwa, published in 2011 with Dar Al Ahliya, Jordan.


Asmaa became the first Director of the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah in 2012.

Her second collection, As The Woman From Lod Bore Me, was published in 2015. Her most recent collection Don't Believe Me If I Talked To You Of War was published in 2019 in Arabic, Dutch, and Swedish. Her poetry has been translated to English, German, Spanish, Farsi, Swedish, Italian, Greek and Hebrew, among others. 


As The Woman From Lod Bore Me


Unturned Stone

Don't Believe Me If I Talk To You Of War

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