My poem Falling apart in the bathroom stall was published this morning by AERODROME who specialise in ‘words that matter’!
My short story Bloated came 3rd in the 2017 HISSAC competition! Naturally I’m gutted that I didn’t win but it’s a big honour and it has inspired me to keep writing…
So chuffed to be no. 4 on Buzz Feed’s “Here Are Some Black British Muslims You Should Know About” !!
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All photos by the incredibly talented photographer Charlotte Maxwell
Really excited to find out that my short story Bloated has now gone from Long Listed to Short listed in the HISSAC Short Story Prize 2017. Winners will be announced on November 1st. Finger’s crossed!
Presenting in this event by
@UCLSomaliSoc next Tuesday in UCL on questions of identity, race, blackness, culture and Somaliness. Join us!
The final volunteer’s meeting has now taken place and I’ve created the schedule for Somali Week Festival – now all that remains is just 1001 things…
Very excited to teach the super popular course ‘Introduction to Arabic Culture’ in SOAS!
Just had a photo shoot over the weekend with the ultra talented photographer Darren Boyd to create a promotion kit for the release of my translated short stories which is due to be released this month. We shot it in Kings Cross, central London and it was a lot of fun. I also had my makeup done on the day by Sue Omar which felt like a real treat. The four stories are now fully edited in English and currently in the process of being translated to Somali by a professional translator. Can’t wait to read the finished versions.
A cheeky selfie in between shots!