Sheikha Hussein Helawy is a Bedouin writer, poet and educator. She was born in an unrecognized village near Haifa in 1968, and attended the Nazareth Nuns High School in Haifa. She then moved to Jaffa and studied for a BA and MA in Arabic and Hebrew literature at Tel Aviv University. She has been teaching and instructing and developing teaching programs, and in recent years she has been teaching and leading change processes in schools in East Jerusalem. Her poems and stories were published in magazines and literary websites in Israel and in the Arab world. She has published one book of poetry and two collections of short stories. Her third collection of stories will be published in 2018.
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