Ahd Niazy

Ahd Niazy is a writer, a daughter, a student, and a fierce advocate of choice. She's interested in social entrepreneurship, identity as it relates to art, and women’s initiatives in the Middle East. Ahd currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she is pursuing a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies, focusing on the writing of Arab women and its impact on gender norms and culture in the region. Ahd is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jahanamiya.


Arabic Tongues and English Ears

Creative Non-Fiction
by | Art by

“When men ask me where I am from, I make them guess. It gives me pleasure to watch their eyebrows furrow, their lips twitch as they search for clues on my face as though it were a map.”

When a Man Dies


“We mourn in a single room. Beneath the dirty window, / a mother plays idly with the hand of her smallest child, / taking tiny palm between her own, & pushing down…”