Adel Moussa was born in Cairo in 1973. He received his diploma in African Languages from the Faculty of African Postgraduate Studies at Cairo University. He is a novelist, and a researcher in heritage, and a heritage documentation specialist at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and a local expert of intangible cultural heritage for UNESCO. He is a member of the Nubian Heritage Society and the Egyptian Society for For Traditions. Adel is also a narrator of folk tales with several published collections of short stories and newspaper articles covering heritage, literature and art. He has written several scientific and literary books.