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Nafeesa Hamid

Nafeesa Hamid

Nafeesa Hamid is a writer, workshop facilitator, performer, and creative producer active since 2012. She was born in Pakistan, bred in Birmingham. Her debut poetry collection Besharam (2018, Verve Poetry Press) was highly commended for the Forward Prize 2020 and she is published in the Forward Book of Poetry 2020.  Nafeesa has performed nationally and internationally; she was a guest for Jo Brand’s show on BBC Radio 4 Friday Night Comedy, as well as a BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam finalist (2018). She is published in The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, a (2017, Saqi Books) anthology edited by Sabrina Mahfouz. Nafeesa is alumni of Mouthy Poets Collective (Nottingham), Hippodrome Young Poets (B’ham) and Derby Theatre Graduate Associates (Derby). Nafeesa was founder of Twisted Tongues Derby and Birmingham and co-founder of Gully Collective / Gully Zine; a collective focused on bringing together and showcasing South Asian artists from Brum and beyond. 

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