Asmaa Jama

Asmaa Jama is a Danish-born Somali poet, visual artist and filmmaker. Inspired by Agha Shahid Ali and Warsan Shire, Asmaa uses her artistry to speak intimately and honestly about her identity as a Somali woman, and her experiences of being a third-culture kid in the UK. Her work has been published in both print and online, in publications including Popshot Magazine, 404 Ink and Paper Swans’ Young Poets’ Anthology. In 2018 she was commended by the Young Poets Network for her poem Bi-när. As a visual artist, she has been featured online by Dark Yellow Dot. As a writer, she has also created online content for Rife magazine as an official contributor. In 2019 she competed in the semi-finals of BBC 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network’s Words First.

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