Raoua Allaoui, born 1974 in Lebanon. In 1990 she began to learn German in Germany. After graduation in 1997, she studied at the Department of Translation and Interpretation of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. In 2004 she finished her studies with the translation diploma for French and English. As a freelance interpreter and translator for Arabic, she mainly worked in the medical and legal field. In 2017 she joined the Berlin collective »WIESE« and began to translate literary texts in Arabic and German. In 2018 she received the certificate as a state-certified translator for Arabic. She is a member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters (BDÜ) and is a translator for Arabic and French, authorized for the Berlin courts and notaries.