In the Name of Allah
Most Gracious-Most Merciful
Marwa Elnaggar is an Egyptian writer, award-winning poet, critic, editor, and media consultant. She has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and the US. Her interests include storytelling, arts & crafts, painting, nature, music, and photography. She holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature from the American University in Cairo. She received her BA in English Literature (Hons) from the University of Delhi in India. She has studied Islam in Cairo, Egypt since 2001, where she currently resides.
Born to Egyptian parents in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), she has also lived in Somalia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Croatia (former Yugoslavia), and India.
Organization and Group Membership/Affiliations
Islamic Writers Alliance, Member
"Faces in the Mirror: Reflecting Reality and the Role of Internet Media in Presenting Solutions", Conference
Proceedings: Islam and Muslims in the 21st Century: Image and Reality, University of Malaysia (2005)
"Autobiographical Fantasia" Alif Journal of Comparative Poetics, American University in Cairo (2003)
"Memoirs, Parsi Literature, and Mystery", IslamOnline.net (2009)
"On Tea, Arab Women, and Radical Islam", IslamOnline.net (2009)
"I've Been Reading Lately…" IslamOnline.net (2009)
"Fifteen Women in Cairo", IslamOnline.net (2008)
"A Second Look at Jewel of Medina: Between Instant Publicity and Good Writing", IslamOnline.net (2008)
"When Sherry Jones Writes About Aishah", (Book Review), IslamOnline.net, Altmuslim.com, Muslimahmediawatch.org (2008)
"When Words Become Bullets" (Book Review), IslamOnline.net (2007)
"The Key", IslamOnline.net (2008), also published as contribution and award-winning poem in Islamic Writers Alliance anthology, One Faith, Many Poetic Voices, published in 2009 by Muslims Writers Publishing.
"Season of Deception", IslamOnline.net (2003)
"Turn", IslamOnline.net (2003)
"What Children of Iraq?", IslamOnline.net (2003)
Two poems in Amber, a Canadian poetry magazine (1997)
Islamic Writers Alliance Member Award for Best Poem ("The Key") in 2009
Tawfiq Doss Pasha Award, American University in Cairo (Awarded to the best M.A. thesis in English and Comparative Literature, 1999-2001)