Muyesser Abdul’Ehed (Hendan) is a freelance writer, editor, translator, language teacher and founder of AYHAN Education, originally from Ghulja.
Muyesser graduated from Peking University with an MBBS medical degree, then from University of Malaya with Masters of Public Health. During her college years, she worked as an English teacher at the “Global IELTS English”, as a freelance journalist for a website, and also as a movie translator for the Urumqi TV station.
She has been engaged in writing since she was in middle school and, starting from 2003, she has written more than 700 poems and over a hundred other works under the pen name “Hendan”. Her book on her days spent in Malaysia, “Through the Eyes of Others”, was published online. Several other pieces of her’s were also published in different magazines. Her literacy class reflections, “Season of 32 Letters” and “Color of Our Own” were published as guidelines for parents and mother tongue teachers. Impressively, she also started working on a children’s magazine titled “Four Leaf Clover” (4qulaq) as the editor in chief in 2019. As of now, four issues have been published by Ewlad Publishing House!
Her first novel, about the concentration camps in East Turkistan, “Farewell, Sun”, was published by Siyer Yayınları in Turkey this year! Congrats!
With regards to academia, Hendan has presented on topics such as the “Threats of AIDS in the Uyghur Region” and “A View of Uyghur Language from the Prospect of Endangered Languages” during the fourth and fifth Graduate Students’ Conferences by Uyghur Academy respectively, as well as “Roles of Mother tongue on the Implementation of Islamic Teachings” during the first Uyghur Islamic Research Symposium.
In December of 2015, Muyesser started “Ayhan Online Language School” for language learners as well as founded “Ayhan Educational Foundation.” Using portions of the income from tuition, in December 2016, they offered yearly scholarships for six female Uyghur students.
In October 2017, she voluntarily offered a mother language class for Uyghur children in Istanbul, Turkey, which then extended to two classes in November 2018 including an Uyghur literature class.
In July 2019, she organized a cultural exchange program for Uyghur children living all over the world. This includes arranging classes on Uyghur language, literature and culture, as well as museum visits. She also organized a speech competition called “I am the speaker” in August 2019 for Uyghur children.
She is now engaging in writing, editing and translating books and magazines, as well as teaching English online.