Sahar Naja Mahfouz



Beirut-born, American University of Beirut graduate, mother of 3 and living in the UAE for many years. Lebanese author for children who believes in one mission “Writing for a Personality Development”. She found in the Arabic language the beauty, expressiveness and flexibility that bring a story alive. She writes for children and young adults. She is one of the story’s writers in the program Iftah Ya Simsim, which is the Arabic version of Sesame Street. She participated in many exhibitions and Literature Festivals, and she is a juror in many creative writing competitions. Founder and coordinator of a group of female writers based in UAE called HUNNA since 2013.

Among her stories are: Red N Sweet, My Dancing Letters, The Tale Maker, I wish I say NO, My New Neighbor, The Sun’s Bottles, Milia the Giraffe….