Enas Fares Ghannam
Enas is a freelance English-Arabic translator. She earned a bachelor's degree in English education from Al-Azhar University and a diploma in translation from the Islamic University of Gaza--where she now is working toward her master's in the subject. She says she has always thought of herself as a translator, and although she was a dreamer and storyteller as a child, she “never thought I could become a successful or talented writer.” During the last Israeli war on Gaza, she saw fear in the eyes of her nephews and niece and thought they needed to focus on something else, so she made up stories for them. Then she also started to write about how she felt and what had happened to her family and others, and discovered how much she loves to combine fiction with reality to tell a story.