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Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union

Asmaa Jama

Participant to the School of Sonic Memory residency

Cities to be visited :
Athens (HE), Alexandria (EGY), Marseille (FR)


Jama is a Danish born Somali artist, poet and co-founder of art collective Dhaqan Collective. They work between languages and write about ghosts, hauntings and archives. Last year, they were writer-in-residence at Arnolfini. They have been published in print and online in places like Ambit, Ifa Gallery, ANMLY and The Good Journal. And have been invited to perform at Southbank and Poetry Society. Asmaa’s work has been translated into French, Swahili, Somali, Spanish and Portuguese. They are currently performing in Mailles, touring production. Most recently they were shortlisted for the Babel and Specimen Press translation prize, and were a recipient of The White Pube writer’s grant. Asmaa was a semifinalist in spoken word competition BBC Words First and an inaugural alumni of Obsidian Foundation. This year, they were a commissioned BBC New Creative artist.

Instagram: @asmaa_floats

Twitter: @asmaa_floats