Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi

Rosina-Fawzia al-Rawi is a much-admired teacher of Middle Eastern dance and Sufism. She lives in Jerusalem and Vienna, where she teaches oriental dancing. Rosina-Fawzia al-Rawi was educated at the Universities of Cairo and Vienna, and is an expert in Arabic studies and ethnology. She is the author of Grandmother’s Secrets, a fascinating hybrid of memoir and oriental dance instruction, and Golden Sky, Red Earth: Women’s Lives in Palestine.

Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi grew up in Iraq and Lebanon and was educated at the Universities of Cairo and Vienna. She is an expert in Arabic studies and ethnology, and the author of Golden Sky, Red Earth: Women’s Lives in Palestine, Midnight Tales: A Woman’s Journey through the Middle East, and Divine Names. She lives in Jerusalem and Vienna, where she teaches oriental dancing.

Fawzia al-Rawi holds a PhD in Islamic studies and is the author of several books, including Grandmother’s Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing and Midnight Tales: A Woman’s Journey through the Middle East. Monique Arav MA, Dip. Int. has worked with Fawzia Al-Rawi on many projects that have required cross-cultural sensitivity to achieve their vital communicative aims. Majed Seif is a New York-based visual artist specializing in Arabic calligraphy. He currently teaches at the United Nations and at New York University (NYU).