WRITING

Below is a selection of my published writing, performance, editing and academic work.

 

THEATRE

ROYAL COURT

Writers Group (2020/21)

Selected to be a member of the Royal Court's group for new playwrights. I am currently working on my first full-length play, 'The Tour Guide'.

CONEY

Writer and Researcher (Autumn 2020)

Incognito Society - An interactive game for students in collaboration with UCL Cultures.

ACT II FESTIVAL

Playwright (Spring 2020)

"No Fuss" - a new short play commissioned by ACT II, a festival hosted at the Arcola Theatre.

OFFCAST PRODUCTIONS

Playwright (Spring 2019)

Supper Freak - the Funk and Soul Immersive Experience performed at the Bloomsbury Ballroom.

 

ACADEMIA

GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY

MA in Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy (2019-21)

I am currently completing my Masters at Goldsmiths University, part-funded by the Goldsmiths Excellence Scholarship. Taught courses taken include: Dramaturgy; Creative Interventions in Text; Writing for Specific Audiences; Historicising the Field of Black British Literature; and Queer Public History.  


I received a distinction for my research project: "How does time function in Black British Literature?" with a focus on the concept of "grief-time" in Jackie Kay's Trumpet, and Oladipo Agboluaje's The Hounding of David Oluwale. 


I also received a distinction for the taught module "Creative Interventions in Text", through my adaptations of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party", Suzan-Lori Parks' "The America Play", and dance choreography by Robert Bondara.


All work available upon request.

    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

    Double-First Class BA in Politics, Psychology and Sociology (2012-15)

    Across the course of my degree, my research focused primarily on: the history of political thought (from Plato through to 20th century); Middle Eastern history and politics; Congolese and Rwandan politics; and the politics of South Asia. I took additional papers in criminology, sociology, social anthropology, and social psychology.

    My extended research project focused on the question "How do memories shape politics?" and explored the changing memory of the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya and the UK from the 1950s up to present day. 

    My research and writing was lectured and supervised closely by Professor Richard Ned Lebow, Dr Renad Mansour, Dr Barbara Bodenhorn, Professor David Runciman, Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Dr Glen Rangwala, Dr Marta Magalhães Wallace, Dr Ayse Zarakol and Dr Alasia Nuti. 

     
     

    EDITING

    FACTORY MAGZINE

    Co-editor 2020

    FACTORY is Goldsmiths' creative writing magazine.

    WHAT'S AFGHAN PUNK ROCK, ANYWAY?

    Co-editor

     

    POETRY

    ONE WORLD POETRY NIGHT, BERLIN 2019

    Featured Poet

    IS EVERYTHING POETRY? @ CURIOUS FOX, BERLIN 2019

    Headline Poet

    LITERALLY SPEAKING, BERLIN 2019

    Featured Storyteller

     

    COURSES

    INTERVIEWING FOR NEWS AND FEATURES

    London College of Communication, 2019

    SCRIPTWRITING CLASS WITH CJ HOPKINS

    The Reader, Berlin 2019

    SPOKEN WORD SEMINAR BY BATH SPA UNIVERSITY

    European Forum Alpbach, August 2018

    WRITE LIKE A GRRRRRRL

    For Books' Sake, London 2017

    EXPLORE CREATIVE WRITING

    Richmond Community College, 2016