Nujoom Nasser Alghanem

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Nujoom Nasser Alghanem is an Emirati writer and one of the most recognized female poets in the Arab world. Alghanem was born in Dubai in 1962. She holds an MA in film Production from Griffith University in Australia and a bachelor’s degree in Video Production from Ohio University in the USA.

She’s known for her free-verse writing style. She has published eight collections including ‘Evening of Paradise’, ‘Sins’, ‘Journeyings’, and ‘I Fall into Myself’. She is also a well-known scriptwriter and multi-award winning film director. Besides directing, she has produced and written numerous fiction and documentary films. She currently works as a film, media and cultural consultant as well as film instructor for educational and professional organizations in the UAE.