Hanna Ali is an Author, Photographer, Festival Director, Frequent Panellist and Teaching Fellow and PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London where she specialises in Afro-Arab identity. Hanna is a former Radio Presenter and was listed as number 4 in Buzz Feed’s “21 Black British Muslims You Should Know About” and was a part of Trailblazing Muslim Women 2018. She was host of a popular breakfast show radio host in the Middle East and, as a Writer, her collection of Short Stories was published in October 2017 this following on from winning Prizes/being shortlisted in the 2016 London Short Story and 2017 HISSAC Short Story Competitions. Hanna is the Festival Director of Somali Week Festival, which is a 10-day London based festival during London’s Black History Month. Hanna has additionally created and delivered Arts and Cultural events for both London Tower Hamlets Council and London City Hall. Hanna’s Short Story collection The Story of Us can be purchased at marketfiftyfour.com

Hanna can be found on Twitter: @HannaAli