Heba Hayek is a London-based, Gaza-raised Palestinian author, creative and facilitator. She completed an MFA in Creative Writing at Miami University, Ohio, and studied for an MA in Social Anthropology at SOAS University of London. Rooted in anti-nation-state, decolonial, queer, Afrikan feminist thought, Heba’s work navigates topics such as disposability, Global South solidarity movements, land justice, Palestinian drill music, and more.
Heba’s first book, Sambac Beneath Unlikely Skies, was chosen as a 2021 Book of the Year by the White Review, Middle East Eye and the New Arab. It has also been featured in Shubbak Festival, the Evening Standard, Wasafiri Magazine, the Markaz Review, Salvage, Feminism in India and Full Stop.