Ubah Cristina Ali Farah is a Somali-Italian poet and novelist. She has published two novels, Madre piccola (Little Mother) and Il comandante del fiume (The Commander of the River). She holds a Ph.D. in African Studies and has presented her work worldwide. She is the recipient of the Lingua Madre and Vittorini Prizes and she participated in the University of Iowa’s IWP (2017) and in the MEET and Art Omi Residency (2018). Recently she worked on a rewriting of Antigone and on a libretto taken from found stories in Matera. She is now based in Brussels.