A Palestinian Tale: The Bride, the Saint, and the Witch


Follow my journey in exploring three figures from Palestinian folklore: the bride– an energy vampire that feeds on cishet men, the Saint, and the Witch.

The finished project will be published as an art book.

About the Artist:

Sonia Sulaiman writes short speculative fiction inspired by Palestinian folklore. Her work has appeared in Arab Lit Quarterly, Beladi, FIYAH Magazine, Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth, Seize the Press, and Lackington’s Magazine. Her stories have been nominated for a Pushcart, Lammy, and BNW awards.

Sonia is a graduate of the Windsor Centre for the Creative Arts where she studied many artistic disciplines including painting, drawing, photography, dance, drama, and music. She was a member of the Back Room Gallery Artist Co-op which became the Walkerville Artists Collective.

She has received generous support from her benefactors on Ko-fi and Patreon, as well as grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

In her free time, Sonia is a Hugo-nominated first reader at Strange Horizons.