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Sabiha Al Khemir was born in Tunisia and now lives in London. She has taught courses in Islamic art at the British Museum and has consulted for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the same field. She lectures worldwide on Islamic Art and various cultural topics. Her first novel, "Waiting in the Future for the Past to Come," was published in 1993. Her second novel, "The Blue Manuscript" (2008), focuses on the interaction of Western and Islamic cultures.