Najwa Farah is a palestinian writer, who has been contributing to palestinian and arabic literature for over five decades, in periodicals, radio and books. She was born in Nazareth in 1923; she graduated from the teachers training college of mandatory palestine and taught in various schools. She married the Revd. Rafiq Farah in 1950 in Haifa, but the family moved in 1965 to Jerusalem, then to Ramallah in the West Bank in 1968. In 1977 she and her family lived in Beriut, Lebanon during the lebanese Civil war, and in 1985 moved to London U.K. and presently she now resides in Toronto, Canada.