Photo credit -  Thomas Jerome Newton

Photo credit - Thomas Jerome Newton

Sophia Al-Maria was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1983. After graduating from the American University in Cairo with a degree in Comparative Literature, she earned an MA from Goldsmith’s University, London where she began researching Gulf Futurism. Currently she is based between Cairo, Doha and Tunis where she is preparing for her feature film Beretta. Her work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Triple Canopy and Dazed & Confused. She is a contributing editor at Bidoun Magazine. This is her first book.