Basma Hamdy is a professor, artist and designer from Cairo. She studied at the American University in Cairo, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and obtained her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about Arabic calligraphy, typography, street art and photography. She currently teaches Graphic Design at the College of fine Arts, University of Sharjah, UAE.
Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England. She lives in London.