Bushra Al-Maqtari is a Yemeni writer and researcher. She holds a bachelor in History from Taiz University.
Her writings have been published in various Arab newspapers and periodicals, including The New Arab, New York Times, and Gulf House for Studies and Publishing. Many of her studies have approached the 2011 uprising and Yemeni left.
She has authored Behind the Sun, a novel published by the Arab Cultural Center, and co-authored with Lebanese intellectual Fawaz Traboulsi Southern Yemen under the Left.
Al-Maqtari has won several international awards, including the Françoise Giroud Award for Defense of Freedom and Liberties.