Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is creating poetry, spoken words, written words & discourse.
16

patrons

Salaams, Peace, Hello, 

I am Suhaiymah, also known as "thebrownhijabi" online.

After I won the runner-up position at the 2017 Roundhouse Poetry Slam I was made a Roundhouse fellow and short-listed for the 2018 Outspoken Prize for Performance poetry for my poem, This Is Not A Humanising Poem, which went viral.


I was studying at the time, but since then, due to the opportunities it threw open and the support from so many people nationally and internationally, I now write words (poems, articles & plays (well, one)) & speak words (spoken-word poetryspeeches & panel talks) focusing on the politics of race, gender, Islamophobia, intersectionality, the Eurocentricity of academia and decolonising minds/bodies.

My work and myself have been featured in The Independent,on BBC Radio stations, ITV, The Islam Channel, The Guardian, Sky TV, TEDx events, music festivals, US slams and UK universities.


In January my first book will be published – A FLY GIRL’S GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY: Being a woman of colour at Cambridge and other institutions of power and elitism – co-authored with Lola Olufemi, Waithera Sebatindira and Odelia Younge. It is already available for pre-order (the only way to guarantee free UK P&P), and will be published in January 2019. You’re invited to the book launch events in (with readings, signings and guest speakers) in London, Cambridge and Birmingham!

I am soon to become an essayist for the anthology, Cut From The Same Cloth, too - a groundbreaking collection of essays by hijab-wearing Muslim women in the UK which stand in the face of hijab-splaining and tokenisation. I am also regularly commissioned to write new poems or speeches, alongside invitations to speak on different topics all over the country. 



If you enjoy my work please do support to receive exclusive benefits of unpublished and unheard poetry. I work for a charity part-time and the rest of the time am writing, reading, researching and pursuing commissions so your support is tangibly very helpful.
Tiers
Just a Thank You - no exclusive benefits
$2.50 or more per month


Private Poem
$7.50 or more per month
  • Get sent one new previously unseen poem every month that no one else will see prior to me writing a collection. 
Private Spoken-Word
$25 or more per month
  • Get sent one new previously unseen poem every month that no one else will see prior to me writing a collection.
  • Get sent one new previously unseen spoken-word video every month - if published online you will access days earlier than anyone else.
Goals
16 of 40 patrons
When I reach 40 patrons, I will start putting together my first poetry collection for publishing iA!
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Salaams, Peace, Hello, 

I am Suhaiymah, also known as "thebrownhijabi" online.

After I won the runner-up position at the 2017 Roundhouse Poetry Slam I was made a Roundhouse fellow and short-listed for the 2018 Outspoken Prize for Performance poetry for my poem, This Is Not A Humanising Poem, which went viral.


I was studying at the time, but since then, due to the opportunities it threw open and the support from so many people nationally and internationally, I now write words (poems, articles & plays (well, one)) & speak words (spoken-word poetryspeeches & panel talks) focusing on the politics of race, gender, Islamophobia, intersectionality, the Eurocentricity of academia and decolonising minds/bodies.

My work and myself have been featured in The Independent,on BBC Radio stations, ITV, The Islam Channel, The Guardian, Sky TV, TEDx events, music festivals, US slams and UK universities.


In January my first book will be published – A FLY GIRL’S GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY: Being a woman of colour at Cambridge and other institutions of power and elitism – co-authored with Lola Olufemi, Waithera Sebatindira and Odelia Younge. It is already available for pre-order (the only way to guarantee free UK P&P), and will be published in January 2019. You’re invited to the book launch events in (with readings, signings and guest speakers) in London, Cambridge and Birmingham!

I am soon to become an essayist for the anthology, Cut From The Same Cloth, too - a groundbreaking collection of essays by hijab-wearing Muslim women in the UK which stand in the face of hijab-splaining and tokenisation. I am also regularly commissioned to write new poems or speeches, alongside invitations to speak on different topics all over the country. 



If you enjoy my work please do support to receive exclusive benefits of unpublished and unheard poetry. I work for a charity part-time and the rest of the time am writing, reading, researching and pursuing commissions so your support is tangibly very helpful.

Recent posts by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Tiers
Just a Thank You - no exclusive benefits
$2.50 or more per month


Private Poem
$7.50 or more per month
  • Get sent one new previously unseen poem every month that no one else will see prior to me writing a collection. 
Private Spoken-Word
$25 or more per month
  • Get sent one new previously unseen poem every month that no one else will see prior to me writing a collection.
  • Get sent one new previously unseen spoken-word video every month - if published online you will access days earlier than anyone else.