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, explore 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

An important, timely read - JK Rowling

A must read! - Zadie Smith

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

 

Selected publications performances

2018

Featured article,  review of Nikesh Shula's The One Who Wrote Destiny, Brixton Review of Books

Sex Chat With Vera Chok, edutainment web series with Charles Adrian

2017

Ed Skrein and Hollywood whitewashing, Guardian

Did you assume she was the nanny? Guardian

On political blackness, Guardian

LIVEwire poetry salon, curated by Salena Godden, Byline Festival 

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

A Message From Earth, short story to commemorate the Golden Record, WeTransfer

Gannet, short story in Bare LitBrain Mill Press

Fire with Fire, poetry collaboration with animator Paul Plowman for Hakkasan Group

Dumpling, or A Man, A Woman, A Vegetable or a Thing, short story in Yauatcha Life

One / Maps / Nothing is Really Difficult, selected poems in Transect

#intersectionality, or, My White Boyfriend Is Better Than Yours, Champion, Poetry Anti-Slam, Oxford; Second runner up, UK Anti-Slam Championships

2015

These Twelve Things Are True, multimedia performance piece for John Walters' Alien Sex Club

2014

Routemaster Jam, poetry collaboration with Sophie Herxheimer, Camaradefest II, Rich Mix

Knife in the Dark, short story for White Rabbit, Toynbee Studios

Vampire of my Heart, or, How I found God and I'm At One With The Universe, First runner up, Anti-Valentine Poetry Anti-Slam

1995

Switched Off, first prize poem for WORLDwrite