Born and raised in Egypt, Alexandra Kinias graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 1987. She pursued a career with a multinational corporation that built power distribution plants on the Caribbean Island of Antigua and Barbuda. In 1995, Kinias moved to America to work for a company that did business in Europe and the Middle East, and began studying screenplay and creative writing. Kinias’s work as a screenplay writer, novelist, and photographer reflect her passion for movies, books, and art, as well as her extensive world travel. Kinias co-wrote the movie Cairo Exit, which was censored in Egypt while receiving international acclaim, including best non-European film in the European Independent Film festival.
As an advocate for women’s rights, Alexandra Kinias’s blog, Silenced Voices, Wasted Lives is dedicated to women’s issues in general, and women in the Middle East in particular. Her published novel Black Tulips, set between Egypt and the USA, reveals the hardships faced by women living in male dominant societies. Her articles are published in Kalimat Magazine, a North American publication about the Arab region.
Alexandra Kinias lives with her husband in Scottsdale, AZ and is working on her non-fiction book Silenced Voices, a collage of her articles about women’s issues.
Links to her work:
Silenced voices, wasted lives: http://alexandrakinias.wordpress.com/
Black Tulips: http://black-tulips-novel.blogspot.gr/
IMBD link to her movie Cairo Exit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1805181/
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