Ibtihaj Al Harthi was born in Muscat, Oman in 1982. She is an illustrator, artist and an author of children’s books. She is currently doing an MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University, majoring in children's books illustration. Her focus is on fairytales using the graphic novel format and traditional Omani folktales. Her artwork is inspired by magical realism and infused by the everyday magic seen in the local life in Omani villages. She has participated in many local exhibitions including the Annual Youth Art Exhibition, and has illustrated the artwork in three published children’s books. Mah and Me is Ibtihaj’s first book as both an author and an illustrator. She lives and works in Muscat.
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