About Nita

Nita Nicholson is an author, poet and artist living in the UK.

Ms Nicholson lived with her Libyan family and two children in Libya in the 1970s. She spent many years visiting her husband, a political prisoner, in Tripoli and Benghazi prizons. While there, Ms Nicholson taught at the university in Benghazi.

WritingYears later, Ms Nicholson returned to the safety of the UK where she remained with her children. Already a graduate in Fine Arts from Leeds University where she had met her husband, Ms Nicholson went on to study for her Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck College London – all the while campaigning for her husband’s release.

Reflecting on the long and dark years of state killings and disappearances, she returned to writing. When in 2011 the Libyan ‘street’ spoke out despite its fear of retribution, she was spurred on to conclude and share her first novel on the social impact of state terror.

Photos by Kathryn Chapman Photography.

2 Comments on “About Nita

  1. Dear Patrick, thank you for your reply to my comments. My book, This Land Belongs, a historical fiction, can only be bought from me at present, contact by email because a second edition is in progress. My novel reflects on the impact of war on those who resisted Italian colonisation and civilians whose lives were changed by decades of war, including WW11. I am happy to send you an eBook version of MS 1 but MS 2 will be ready soon. With kind regards, Nita

  2. Dear Nita (if I may),

    I am extremely happy to learn that my paper was so helpful to you! And even more so, I am very curious to read your novel now. Please do keep me updated on that! Your family history sounds really fascinating, and it might be that I will use your novel in my future work as well (I am currently working on a book on the Desert War that will also deal with the ways in which the campaign was remembered after 1945 in art, movies, and, precisely, fictional accounts.

    Thank you so much for your lovely email that will certainly make my day today! It is not often that I get to know my readers, and even less they give such an encouraging feedback.

    Best wishes from Oslo,


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