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Saraiya Bah

Saraiya Bah draws on the traditional West African storytelling style of the griot to wax lyrically about identity, faith, the relationship with self and everything in between. 

Beginning her poetry career in 2016 where she frequented many open mic events, she was selected to be featured on the Islam Channel's Lyrically Speaking, a pioneering series that showcased Muslim female poets and spoken word artists in the UK.   She has shared her words on multimedia platforms including The Islam Channel and British Muslim TV, had her short film of a response to 13th Century Arab poet Aisha Bint Ahmad Al-Qurtubi's work featured in The Radical Love Presents Female Lust exhibition that was dubbed “beautiful, bold and brave” by This film was also featured in the Illuminating Herstory Arts Festival in Dublin. She has shared her work across the UK through large and intimate performances, panel discussions and facilitating poetry workshops in venues such as the British Library, The British Museum, Amnesty International Head Quarters.

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