Jadal Al-qasem was born in Sofia, Bulgaria to a Damascene Syrian mother and a Palestinian Jerusalemite father. She currently resides in Ramallah. She holds a graduate degree in democracy and human rights from Birzeit University and works as a researcher in the field of dignity and human rights. Her first poetry collection, Wheat in Cotton, won the 2015 Palestine Young Poet Competition from the Al-Qattan Foundation. 

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