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Knafo Setton, Ruth
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Ruth Knafo Setton was born in 1951 in Safi, Morocco. In 1953 her family emigrated to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Denver with a B.A. in English, she received her Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 1981. She has published numerous works of fiction and poetry in journals such as Bridges, Zeek, Maggid, and the North American Review. She has also contributed to anthologies such as The Tikkun Reader 20th Anniversary Edition, Desire: Women Write about Wanting, and Sephardic-American Voices: Two Hundred Y…

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Sharon Vance, “Knafo Setton, Ruth”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0019700>
First published online: 2010

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