I’m very excited to announce that I will be reading from my collection ‘Breathing Just A Little’ at this year’s Somali Week festival; alongside some other amazing writers.

Tuesday 24th October –  London Literature Festival  – Poetry International Southbank – 6-10pm (English)

For this first collaboration with Poetry International at the Southbank Centre,  Kayd presents British Somali women’snarratives. Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf will launch The Sea Migrations, her first published work in translation with thepoetry-translator Clare Pollard. Caasha Lul’s poems are cautions and advises for the Somali people in general but also for the Somali youth who are dying in the Mediterranean sea hoping to find a better life in Europe. Along with  Caasha Lul,   Farah Gabdon, a London based poet and writer whose work is illuminated by her identities as a British and Muslim will read from her recently published book, “Breathing just a little”. Additionally,  the evening will round up with a reading by another London based poet, Aisha Afrah. Aisha is currently completing her master’s degree in African Literature at SOAS University. Her interests includes, translation and multilingualism within the Somali territories. She is a translator for the BBC Somali branch and her poetry explores themes such as home, being a woman, being a refugee and self love.