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The Distance

At the age of eleven, Azza El Wakeel wrote in her diary that she wished to become a poetess because poets are capable of expressing their deep feelings and thoughts in a wonderful style. Several years later she discovered that her simple lines could be considered poems – that the texts in her diaries are poetry! All at once, she became a poetess and writer. Through writing she discovers herself and understands her feelings; she enjoys forming new sentences, playing with words, drawing images and composing inner music between the lines. Sharing her words makes her happy and she’s pleased to leave a mark of beauty on the earth, because she believes that poetry is the most beautiful thing in the world!

Azza El Wakeel

Azza El Wakeel is an Egyptian author, born and living in Alexandria, Egypt. She graduated from the Business and Administration Department, Faculty of Commerce. Writing is technically her hobby, though it is much more than that. Azza wrote a weekly column in an Arab family magazine from 1992 till 1996. She has published two poetry books in Arabic: Untraditional Woman (1999) and  First Seasons of Love (2000). Having translated some of her poems into English, Azza has been able to reach an English-speaking audience via her website

Austin Macauley Publishers