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Atef Abu Saif

Atef Abu Saif is a Palestinian writer, born in Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip in 1973, to a family originally from Jaffa. He holds a BA from Birzeit University, an MA from the University of Bradford (UK) and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the University of Florence, Italy.

He teaches Political Science at the University of Al-Azhar, Gaza, and is Chief Editor of Siyasat magazine, published by the Public Policy Institute in Ramallah. He is the author of six novels and was shortlisted for the 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. He has also published two collections of short stories, three plays and a number of books on political science.


Items by Atef Abu Saif

  • On Syria’s return

    The return of Syria to the Arab League has become a matter of time and the agreement of the parties to end the Syrian crisis is closer than ever. Of course, the return of Syria cannot be separated from the developments taking place in the region in general, and these developments will have effects on...