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The Things I Would Tell You

Asma Elbadawi, Nafeesa Hamid, Hibaq Osman & Sabrina Mahfouz

  • 15
  • Oct




Image of a laughing Asma Elbadawi, wearing a black headscarf with embroidered rose flowers and leavers

The Things I Would Tell You is an anthology that features 22 British Muslim Women Writers whose stories and poems transcend time, place and stereotypes to blow away the narrow image of the ‘Muslim woman’. Nikesh Shukla describes it as an ‘exquisite collection full of energy, experimentation, honesty, beauty, fury, heartbreak and laughs. Defiantly multi-cultural.’

Join us for this special event featuring live performances from four of the contributors. Sabrina Mahfouz is a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter whose play Chef won the 2014 Fringe First Award. Her poetry has been produced for TV, radio and film and published in the collection How You Might Know Me. Nafeesa Hamid is a spoken word artist, performer and playwright based in Birmingham. Hibaq Osman is a past winner of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam; her debut collection is A Silence You Can Carry. Asma Elbadawi is a Sudanese-born spoken word artist who was a finalist for Words First, the BBC Radio 1Xtra / Roundhouse poetry competition.