About

Hanna Ali is a writer, a poet, a Teaching Fellow and a PhD candidate in SOAS, University of London where she specialises in Afro-Arab identity. She is a former Radio Presenter who was recently listed as number 4 in Buzz Feed’s “21 Black British Muslims You Should Know About”. Her collection of short-stories translated from English to Somali was published in October 2017 and she was also shortlisted for the London Short Story Prize 2016 and won 3rd prize in the 2017 HISSAC Short Story Prize. She was a Project Manager for Somali Week Festival 2017 and is currently the Creative Writing Mentor in Numbi Art’s project “Coming Here, Being Here: Archiving British Somali presence in the East End of London”, funded by Tower Hamlet Council. Her collection can be purchased at www.marketfiftyfour.com and she can be found on Twitter: @HannaAli


For contact regarding an academic nature please email: hanna_ali@soas.ac.uk

Everything else: missali_@hotmail.com

Twitter: @hannaali

Photography: Flickr