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Safa Othmani

Safa Othmani
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Safa Othmani is a Tunisian academic and university teacher. She is a specialist of postcolonial literature and currently working on her PhD thesis on Arab-American literature. A graduate of the faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sousse, in Tunisia, Safa got her B.A. in English Language, Literature, and Civilization with an honor. She also earned a Masters Degree in English Literature. She was ranked first both in her B.A. and M.A. studies. In January 2014, she was honored by the University of Sousse for defending her M.A thesis, entitled Self Fashioning in Edward Said’s Out of Place: The Dialectic of Self-Affirmation and Self-Negation. Safa received the best score ever recorded throughout the history of the English Department for her performance on that day. She took part in the organization of several conferences on the East/West encounters and cross-cultural dialogue. She is also working as a professional translator and writer with human rights organizations and news sites in Tunisia and overseas. She earned a certification in media campaigning strategies. Safa was also selected as a language guide for new graduates at the Language Village of Tunisia. She is currently working on her Ph.D thesis on Arab American Literature. Born and raised in Sousse—a city situated in central Tunisia—Safa hopes to speak up for her country and the Maghreb. As a young Muslim scholar, Safa believes the word speaks louder than the sword.