Today I did the final part of my story-telling workshop for Numbi Art’s Heritage Archiving Project. I was also interviewed by representatives from Tower Hamlets who are sponsoring this project about my role and what I hope the legacy of this archiving project will be and I hope that the launch in February will reflect the hard work and creativity of the volunteers!
Recorded a segment for BBC World Service today about my short story collection published by Market FiftyFour which will air on Christmas Day! I will upload the link then.
There’s a short video up about the event that I was on the panel for last week by The Anti-Tribalism Movement in SOAS. You can watch the video here.
I’ve been invited to speak in the event The Politics of Translation by the Poetry Translation Centre on the 14th of December in Westminster University. Looking forward to it!
On Saturday I’ll be leading a creative writing workshop as part of Numbi Art’s fantastic project Coming Here, Being Here: Archiving British Somali presence in the East End of London. This is a great initiative that traces the history of Somalis in Tower Hamlet and it was recently covered by London Live.
I’m on the panel for this tomorrow night. Do join us!
So this weekend I did my very first podcast interview with 2 very talented Somali siblings on their show Isku Tiirsada. You can listen to it here.
This Friday morning I’ll be doing a video interview with Integration TV which is a hugely successful Canadian-Somali Youtube channel that focuses on “connecting with uplifting & inspiring Somali Stories”. Exciting!
My interview with Africa in Dialogue is now up, to read it click here.