Mishka Mojabber Mourani

About Mishka Mojabber Mourani

Mishka Mojabber Mourani is a true Mediterranean. She was born in Alexandria, Egypt, of a Greek mother and Lebanese father. By the age of six she spoke several languages, including French, Greek, Arabic and Italian, but English was the one most used in her multicultural family. Her love of reading and of writing began at an early age. At the age of 10 she moved to Beirut with her family, and a few years later they emigrated to Sydney, Australia, where she finished high school and joined Sydney University. She returned to Beirut and completed a BA and MA in English Literature at the American University of Beirut. Mojabber spent the bulk of the 15 years of the Lebanese War in Beirut, teaching English and working as an educational consultant for International College. She helped set up schools and training teachers in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Syria, and Abu Dhabi before being appointed Director of the Elementary School. In 1989 she edited and co-authored a series of books on the teaching of English entitled Highlighting the English Language Program. In 1991 Mishka Mojabber Mourani published a poetry collection – LEST WE FORGET: LEBANON 1975-1990 and a short story in HIKAYAT: SHORT STORIES BY LEBANESE WOMEN [Telegram books, UK] in 2006. Most recently she published BALCONIES: A MEDITERRANEAN MEMOIR [Dar An-Nahar, Beirut 2009] and her work has appeared in LEBANON THROUGH WRITERS’ EYES – an anthology published by Eland, UK in 2009, and, most recently, HABITER BEYROUTH? PARCOURS D’ECRITURE [Assabil, Beirut 2010]. Her recent writing deals with the themes of war, identity, exile and gender issues.
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