At Oxford House Bethnal Green, Derbyshire Street, London E2 6HG
This evening will reflect on the experiences of young British-Somali writers and artists navigating their positionality through their aspiration to publish, perform, or display their work to a mainstream English-speaking audience: Chairing this event is Dr. Muna Elmi, who is currently a Research Associate at UCL in the Computer Science department. She has a PHD in neuroscience from Gothenburg University in Sweden.
Khadra Muse Yusuf is an internally driven and emotionally charged visual artist who lives in Southern Italy. Inspired by Van Gogh, her art is contemporary and spiritual using mixed media such as recycling and collages, and expressing beauty, emotion, and colour. Khadra has been working as an artist for 8 years and within that time she has completed 15 successful shows.
Aisha Afrah is a poet whose work touches on many themes, such as nature, being a woman and a refugee. She also writes short fiction, which are mainly set in Somalia. She recently graduated with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, andis currently undertaking a Master’s degree in African Literature at SOAS, University of London, with a focus on Somali Literature.