Week 3: Introducing...

Friday, 22 June 2018

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This week, we are excited to introduce Nabihah, a writer and activist, who'll be sharing her experiences as one of our twenty authors in In Her Own Way. Read on to find out more...

NABIHAH ISLAM

Nabihah is a published poet with over 10 years’ experience in the Literary Arts. Her poetry is well known in Bangladesh where she had three books published. In the UK, she was included in Today’s Light Anthology. She has also performed at the inaugural Bare Lit Festival.

Nabihah’s career began aged 18, after suffering a brain haemorrhage. Her family was told that the area in her brain that was damaged controlled speech and language, but she decided to go against the odds and pursue her passion in writing.

Nabihah’s theatre career began in 2007 when she devised new work for Tara Arts. She went on to become one of eight playwrights placed on the Tamasha New Writing scheme. She has since worked with the Rose Theatre, writing on the life of Henrik Ibsen; at Soho Theatre in the Writers Education Department; Outlandish Platform, for whom she wrote and performed at the dis/placed Festival; and the Bush, as one of their 6 emerging writers.

Nabihah’s short verse play ‘Home is where the heart is’ was performed at Theatre Deli during refugee week as part of the @HOME Festival. International projects she has contributed to include the Cairo based BuSSy Project which presents stories of gender violence and street harassment. Most recently, Nabihah worked on Becoming Mohammed at the Pleasance Theatre and thereafter facilitated the British Council’s Hijabi Monologues and is one of their lifelong Hammamet Fellows.

Nabihah has previously worked as a political columnist for two British Bangladeshi newspapers. She now co-runs two development organisations, and works alongside the Council of Europe as a human rights activist. Nabihah is currently completing her Masters in Creative Writing at Brasenose College, Oxford, where she is re-writing traditional fairy-tales with a feminist twist.

 

 

 

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