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 seven 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.
She is currently working with the V&A Museum, Royal Opera House, Futures Theatre and Clean Break. Her 2016 plays are With a Little Bit of Luck (Paines Plough); Slug (nabokov); Battleface (Bush Theatre); Layla’s Room (Theatre Centre) and The Love I Feel Is Red (Tobacco Factory Theatres). Her play Chef won a 2014 Fringe First Award and Clean was produced by Traverse Theatre and transferred to New York in 2014. Sabrina has been the Sky Arts Academy Scholar for Poetry, Leverhulme Playwright in Residence and Associate Artist at Bush Theatre. Her play Offside, written with Hollie McNish, is currently on at Edinburgh.
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).
'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