Join this Q&A with Alaa Alsaraji and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan on Instagram Live.
Alaa Alsaraji is the artist behind Mapping Sanctuaries, a collection of digital illustrations and sound pieces exploring the notions of safety and the spaces that exist between isolation and belonging within Muslim communities. In her first solo exhibition, Alsaraji aims to platform the voices of British Muslims from different backgrounds to illustrate what these spaces look like, feel like and what they provide physically and emotionally for these communities.
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is an educator, writer and poet from West Yorkshire, UK. Her work disrupts questions of history, race, knowledge and power – interrogating the purpose of narratives about Muslims, migrants, gender and violence. Suhaiymah is the author of poetry collection, Postcolonial Banter (Verve Poetry Press, 2019), co-author of the anthology, A FLY GIRL’S GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY: Being a woman of colour at Cambridge and other institutions of power and elitism (Verve Poetry Press, 2019) and hosts the Breaking Binaries podcast. She is currently an associate artist at Freedom Studios.