Asmaa Jama

Asmaa Jama is a Somali poet and visual artist based in Bristol. Her writing has been published in print, in Popshot magazine and the Paper Swans’ Young Poets’ anthology and online on the Young Poets Network. Her art has been featured online by Dark Yellow Dot. Her work mainly focuses on her experiences as a third-culture kid in the UK. She stans vampires and all manner of paranormal things.

‘Friends’ gives me nostalgia of Nairobi Nights

Why the soothing 90’s show transports me to summers spent in Kenya.
Film / Lifestyle / / Asmaa Jama

MUSLIMS, MUSLIMS, EVERYWHERE (in film and TV)

Your representation-starved go-to Muslim rounds up films and shows that make them feel seen.

Louder is Not Always Clearer: the untold story of being D/deaf in a hearing world

Jonny Cotsen, D/deaf performer and theatre maker talks to Asmaa on the importance of centring deafness in a hearing...
Arts/Culture / / Asmaa Jama

Barber Shop Chronicles: why the barbershop is sacred space

Masculinity, Mandela and motherland: Ellams' bold play pulls back the curtain on barbershops across the world.

Black People On Display: The Forgotten History of Human Zoos

Asmaa examines the hidden history of human beings kept in cages The other day I was searching for pictures of...
History / Social Issues / / Asmaa Jama

Us, and what it reminded me about the magic of black survival

From fear to unexpected feelings, Asmaa talks about how important black horror really is.
Film / Social Issues / / Asmaa Jama

Ghosts of Plants Past: A guide to not killing your leafy pals

To all my fellow plant murderers out there, where y'all at.
Fun Stuff/Lists / Guide / / Asmaa Jama

A Crash Course in the Wonderful World of Spike Lee

Don’t know where to start with Spike Lee’s films?