SUHAIYMAH MANZOOR-KHAN

WRITER, POET & EDUCATOR

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is an educator, writer and poet from West Yorkshire, UK. Her work disrupts narratives of history, race, knowledge and power – interrogating the political purpose of conversations about Muslims, migrants, gender and violence in particular. Suhaiymah works to provide herself and others with the tools to resist systemic oppression by unlearning what society and the education system have instilled in us. She was the runner-up of the Roundhouse National poetry slam 2017 with her viral poem, This is Not a Humanising Poem which gained 2 million views and was short-listed for the Outspoken Prize for Poetry in 2018. 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 has written for The Guardian, Independent, Al-Jazeera, gal-dem and other national media outlets and her work has featured across radio and television, magazines and digital media. Her poetry, articles and books can be found on University and school syllabi. She has also been commissioned to write plays including: A Coin in Somebody Else’s Pocket (Theatre Uncut), Whose Eyes Are These Anyway? (The Albany), My White Best Friend and other Letters Left Unsaid (The Bunker), and The End of Diaspora (Free Word Centre) and is currently an Associate Artist with Freedom Studios. She is regularly commissioned to write and speak at symposiums, Universities, conferences, social advocacy events and protests.

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THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

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My Brilliant FriendNational Theatre2019
Mr Gum & The Dancing BearNational Theatre2019
A Midsummer Night's DreamGlobe Theatre2019
Mother Courage And Her ChildrenRoyal Exchange Theatre2019
PericlesNational Theatre2018
Love Labour's LostGlobe Theatre2018
A Clockwork OrangeLiverpool Everyman2018
The Big I AmLiverpool Everyman2018
Romeo and JulietLiverpool Everyman2017
The Conquest of the South PoleLiverpool Everyman2017
My Brilliant FriendRose Theatre, Kingston2017
The Two Gentleman of VeronaGlobe Theatre & UK Tour2017
Boys Will Be BoysHeadlong and Bush Theatre2017
The OdysseyEnglish Touring Theatre2016
ShibbolethThe Abbey Theatre2016
The Rolling StoneRoyal Exchange Theatre & West Yorkshire Playhouse2016
A Midsummer Night's DreamLiverpool Everyman & Playhouse2015

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OPERA CREDITS

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