Afra Mahmood is an Emirati writer whose a short story collection White Bed was published in 2019. She also has an upcoming children’s story and an adult novel.
Afra is a member in various reading clubs, including Ladies’ Lounge, Narrators Club, Iqraa Club, Itinerant Literary Salon and Dubai’s Sea Culture club. She has participated in many creative writing workshops moderated by well-known Arab writers, such as Wassini Al-Araj, Mohsen Al Ramli, Noura Al Noman, Hazama Habayeb, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Eman Al-Youssef and Noura Khoury.
Afra works on planning and implementing cultural programmes for Ladies’ Lounge, an initiative under Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation umbrella.