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Yasmina Jraissati

Yasmina Jraissati holds a PhD in philosophy and cognitive science, researching the relationship between culture, language and perception. In 2004, out of a passion for literature and knowledge dissemination, Yasmina created the first literary agency focusing on Arabic translation rights, the Paris-based RAYA agency. Yasmina represents both young and established authors, and has placed their works in respected houses around the world.

In 2006, Yasmina started working on a collaborative platform for Arabic books, Mubtada wa khabar, the aim of which is to work towards more transparency when it comes to what is being published in the Arab region.