Annetta Benzar

Annetta Benzar was born in Belarus but grew up on the island of Cyprus. She has an MA degree of English Literature from King’s College London behind her with a Life Writing thesis focusing on sham marriages in Cyprus. Her first book, I-stories, (to be published in Spring 2019 by Armida Publications) is a non-fiction collection that brings a collection of migrant and refugee voices from the corners of Cyprus. She is also a poet and an aspiring slammer. In the last few years, she has been the recipients of various literary awards such as the University of Nicosia Young Poets Award for her poem, ‘20 Spaces’, and has been published both locally and internationally. In the last few years, she has been a finalist at the annual Cypriot Poetry Slam. Her writing focuses on issues of immigration, feminism and violence between the individual and their surroundings, state and regime.