Nada Hammad

Nada, 23, describes herself as a “dreamer, feminist, professional bookworm and fiction lover – a Harry Potter fan until the day I die.” (She says she is still waiting for her Hogwarts letter. “It just got lost in the mail. Or something.”) As Nayyra Waheed said, Nada is a "brutally soft woman." She is studied English literature at the Islamic University of Gaza and is currently an English middle-school teacher. She particularly likes writing short stories—“unfinished short stories.” Nada would like to earn a second degree in sociology and says her “dream job” would be to own her own bookshop/coffee shop, or to start her own publishing company to support young Palestinian writers.