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Saba Hamzah

Saba Hamzah is a poet, scholar, author and educator. Her research focuses on the politics of death and mourning. Her current project, a collection of memoirs, explores the multiple layers of violence that women are exposed to locally and globally. Her work challenges the reductive meaning of home, exile and death and offers posthumanist discussions of displaced people’s agency.

Saba has more than 15 years of experience in education, writing and training. She works with alternative pedagogies and artistic research practices to promote social change, inclusion and peacebuilding. She has a master’s degree in Gender Studies from Utrecht University and works with various educational and media institutions, and frequently gives talks. Saba has written several literary works, including Tartil Adhra, a collection of stories held by multiple international libraries, such as the libraries of Congress and Harvard University.


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