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Mishka Mojabber Mourani was born in Egypt of Greek and Lebanese parents, and has lived in Australia. Mishka speaks five languages and has published a number of short stories and essays. She authored Balconies: A Mediterranean Memoir (Dar An-Nahar, Beirut, 2009) and translated to English Faiseur de réalités (Maker of Realities, 2011) by Antoine Boulad. Most recently, she co-authored a poetry collection entitled Alone, Together (Kutub, Beirut, 2012). Her writing deals with the themes of war, memory, identity, exile and gender issues.
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