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Rasha Abbas

Syrian writer and journalist

Rasha Abbas (Syria, 1984) studied journalism in the University of Damascus. Before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, she worked as an editor on public television and published a collection of short stories titled Adam Hates TV, for which she was awarded the 2008 Arab Capital of Culture prize. When the war started in Syria in 2011, she joined the anti-government protest movement, before being forced into exile  a year later. She was awarded the Jean-Jacques Rousseau grant by the Solitude Schloss Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany, where she currently lives and works on her writing.

Update: 6 May 2019


Has participated in

Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest