"I hang between what is and what can be. The space between silence and syllables. I breathe between knowing and blind faith" - Afra Atiq

Afra Atiq is an Emirati award-winning poet and PhD candidate, having recently won the Special Achievement Award at the Arab Women Awards and the 2017 ADMAF creativity Award.

She has a master’s degree in diplomacy, and has been a featured performer and speaker on multiple platforms. Afra has performed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Dubai Opera stage. With a passion for learning, education and community service, she spends a significant part of her time taking her craft into schools and universities. She gives back to her community through mentorships and workshops with Untitled Chapters.

As a scholar, Afra has been published in the International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences and conducted social research on literature and education.