Debut Zine Launch SAWTI #01

5 Feb 2020

Regular hours

Wed, 05 Feb
19:00 – 21:30

Cost of entry

£8/ 7

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Join us to celebrate the launch of Sawti's debut zine.


The night will include poetry readings in Kiswahili, Arabic and English - alongside visuals from artists based in Tanzania, Sudan, Rwanda, the UK and elsewhere.

Sawti was founded by Sumia Jaama to connect East African poets to their counterparts in the diaspora through conversation and collaboration. The platform engages and represents a multitude of voices that represent what it means to be East African and writing today.

Featuring performances by Ada B, Eljae, and Ola Elhassan. There will also be an in-conversation with Rehema Chachage and Amaal Said, and a screening of Sawti's commissioned film.

All ticket holders who attend the event will receive a free copy of the Sawti zine.



Sumia Jaama is poet, educator and winner of FourHubs’ 2018 Poetry Prize. Founder of Sawti (an East African literature project) she is a Barbican Young Poet Alumni and a recent graduate of the Creative Writing and Education MA at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

She often writes about movement and the constant process of leaving. Her work has most recently been published in Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poetry and has been commissioned by Royal Academy of Arts and Keats House Museum.   Welcome to EditPad.org - your online plain text editor. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.



Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport http://bit.ly/2DF11bE

We are happy to help. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at info@autograph-abp.co.uk or 020 7749 9200


This network event is organised by Autograph and Sumia Jaama.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by the British Council. 

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