Lisa Suhair Majaj

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Lisa Suhair Majaj
Born 1960 (age 57–58)
Hawarden, Iowa, United States
Nationality Palestinian-American
Education American University of Beirut, University of Michigan
Occupation Poet, scholar

Lisa Suhair Majaj (born 1960) is a Palestinian-American poet and scholar.[1] Born in Hawarden, Iowa, Majaj was raised in Jordan. She earned a B.A. in English literature from American University of Beirut and an M.A. in English Literature, an M.A. in American Culture and a PhD in American Culture from the University of Michigan. In 2001, she moved to Nicosia, Cyprus.[2] Her poetry and essays have been widely published. In 2008, she was awarded the Del Sol Press Annual Poetry Prize for her poetry manuscript Geographies of Light.[3][4] "In difficult times, poets and writers have always provided lifelines."


  • Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers (Garland, 2000)[2]
  • Intersections: Gender, Nation and Community in Arab Women's Novels (Syracuse University Press, 2002)[2]
  • These Words (chapbook, 2003)
  • Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab American Writer and Artist (McFarland Publishing, 2002)[2]
  • Geographies of Light, 2009[2]


  1. ^ "Fragments of Hope: AN INTERVIEW WITH LISA SUHAIR MAJAJ". International Feminist Journal of Politics. 9 (3): 402–409. 2007-09-01. doi:10.1080/14616740701438333. ISSN 1461-6742.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Lisa Suhair Majaj - Arab Women Writers". Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  3. ^ "The Annual Del-Sol Poetry Prize". Del Sol Press. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  4. ^ Sazzad, Rehnuma (2013) "Lisa Suhair Majaj’s Geographies of Light: the Lighted Landscape of Hope (Book Review)," Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Vol. 11: Iss. 1, Article 11.

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