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Dunya Mikhail

Dunya Mikhail is the author of several books, including In Her Feminine Sign (New Directions, 2019), which was chosen by The New York Public Library as one of the ten best poetry books of 2019; The Iraqi Nights (New Directions, 2014); Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea (New Directions, 2009), winner of the 2010 Arab American Book Award for Poetry; and The War Works Hard (New Directions, 2005). Her honors include the Kresge Artist Fellowship and the United Nations Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. She currently lives in Michigan, where she works as an Arabic lecturer at Oakland University.

Dunya Mikhail
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