About the Author
Tarek Eltayeb was born in Cairo in 1959, the son of Sudanese parents. Since 1984 he has lived in Austria, where he is currently a Professor at the International Management Center of the University of Applied Sciences at Krems, Austria. He is the author of two novels as well as short stories and poetry. Kareem James Abu-Zeid has published translations of Arabic poetry in various journals, and is the translator of Tarek Eltayeb's Cities without Palms.