Sousan Hammad, the ninth of nine children, grew up in Houston to Palestinian-born parents. In addition to her essays and short fiction — and occasional translations — she writes for various publications (from Guernica and Aeon to Al Jazeera America and The Boston Review Blog.) Sousan received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in Texas and a Master’s in Cultural Translation in France. Among places she has lived are Palestine, France, and North America. Currently, it’s Brooklyn.