Amanda Tapp was born in Scotland, and has lived in 7 countries by the age of 24. She is a British-Chinese journalist, story-teller, researcher, and teacher currently residing in Cairo. She holds an MA from Kings College London in War Studies and a BA in Sociology with a minor in Literature from the Claremont Colleges. She is currently preparing for another MA in Islamic studies. After writing her debut novel Fay, she is currently studying Ibn ‘Arabi, immersed in the world of Sufism and mystical love, and enjoying the poetry of Rumi and Shams. She speaks Chinese (Mandarin) fluently and has an intermediate level of Arabic.

Her book is now available on Amazon Kindle and as paperback:


She published her father’s collection of poetry posthumously in Littoral Press UK:


See her post about her Hajj to Konya: