Ameena Hashim Al Kohaji

Ameena Hashim al-Kohaji was born in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Education, specializing in Arabic language and Sharia, and a Higher Diploma in School Leadership with Distinction and Honors at the Teachers College at the University of Bahrain. She worked as a teacher of the Arabic language, then as a primary teacher of the same subject in several government schools where she was promoted to the position of assistant principal, then school principal, and then retired. She is a member of the Bahrain Writers Association and the Short Story Forum. She is also a member of Kano Cultural Center and President of the Southern Governorate Cultural and Social Association. She began writing stories at an early age, and her stories were published in many local and Arab newspapers. In 2007 and 2009, she won first place in the annual ministerial competition organized by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In 2021, she won first place in the competition organized by the Short Story Forum of the Family of Authors and Writers, and second place in the Abdul Jabbar Ali Competition for Narrative Creativity. She won second place in the Family of Authors and Writers Short Story Competition in its third edition in 2023.