Sabrina Mahfouz is a playwright, poet and screenwriter. Her poetry collection, How You Might Know Me, is out now with Outspoken Press and she has had eight of her plays published by Methuen Bloomsbury. She has work included in The Good Immigrant (Unbound), Here I Stand (Walker Books) and Craft of Use (Routledge). She is the editor of the Saqi Books anthology, The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, recently chose for Emma Watson’s bookclub choice for January 2019.

Sabrina's poetry and writing has been performed and produced for TV, radio and film and includes Railway Nation: A Journey in Verse (BBC2); We Belong Here (BBC iPlayer); Breaking the Code (BBC3) and Sabrina Mahfouz: Arts Academy Scholar (Sky Arts). 

Sabrina is currently editing a new anthology for Saqi, entitled Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making it Happen (October 2019) and an anthology of children’s poetry for Hachette Kids, as well as receiving arts council funding to compete her first novel.

For any enquiries about commissioning Sabrina for poetry, please contact

'An important, and timely, victory for British Muslim women in the war against all women being heard.' --Eimear McBride

'These are the voices we all need to hear right now. Bursting with insight, humour and searing honesty. Essential reading.' Riz Ahmed

'A lively, varied anthology…Strong, impassioned voices speak out from the pages.' --The Guardian

'If this collection was curated in hope to paint a definitive picture of Muslim female identity, it eludes any such thing, and for the better. The voices are too multifarious to pin down into one homogenised Muslim identity, and perhaps that’s exactly the point.' - The i paper