Co-author of The Good Immigrant (Book of the Year 2016, BBC Book of the Week, #1 Guardian Books and Amazon), I have helped develop new plays with The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Royal Court. My latest poetic piece, Chinese Kisses, explores the sexual and social awakening of a yellow female body travelling through people in the UK. From 2017 - 2018, I sat on the panel for the Bread and Roses Radical Book Prize, the Jhalak Prize for writers of colour, and the Tomorrow at Noon playwriting prize. I am currently developing various screen projects. 

On The Good Immigrant:

If I could, I'd push a copy of this through the letter box of every front door in BritainIndependent

unflinching dialogue about race and racism in the UK - Guardian

It's precisely those of us who can afford not to mind very much, those who might at first think this book is not about us, who should read it - Spectator

it leaves you feeling armed with empathy - Vice

On Gannet:

thrilling...the narrative drive of prose and the ability of poetry to depict the experiential, to contain several moments in the same small space - Dzifa Benson, Wasafiri

 

Publications

Poem, Sew Irregular, a zine celebrating clothing cultures beyond fast fashion

Review, Nikesh Shukla's The One Who Wrote DestinyBrixton Review of Books

Comment, Ed Skrein and Hollywood whitewashing, Guardian

Comment, Did you assume she was the nanny? Guardian

Comment, On political blackness, Guardian

Poetry commission, A Cat May Look At A King, Last Word Festival, The Roundhouse, London

Short story, A Message From Earth, commemorating the Golden Record, WeTransfer

Short story, Gannet, Bare LitBrain Mill Press

Poetry commission, Fire with Fire, animated by Paul Plowman for Hakkasan Group

Short story commission, Dumpling, or A Man, A Woman, A Vegetable or a Thing, Yauatcha Life magazine

Poems, One / Maps / Nothing is Really Difficult, Transect magazine

Essay, The Good Immigrant, essays by immigrants of colour, unbound