TAHIA ABDEL NASSER is Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo. She has published English translations of poems by Badr Shakir al-Sayyab and Mahmoud Darwish and a short story by Salwa Bakr.  Her translations have appeared in Jusoor, Mahmoud Darwish: The Adam of Two Edens (2000), and The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology (2001). She has written on comparative, postcolonial, Arabic and Latin American literature for Yearbook of Comparative Literature, ALIF, and Dictionary of African Biography.