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Starting a career as a writer is one thing, but as a smart Motherland Mogul, the most important thing to consider is how to stay relevant in the game through the art of your storytelling.

Join us on Wednesday, 6th December, as we host a Facebook Live Chat with Hanna Ali, who will be sharing her advice on how you can stay relevant as a creative writer.

Hanna Ali is the first contemporary writer to publish their debut in Somali, both as audio and e-book.

She considers herself a typical Somali artist since her poetic prose closely connects her to her homeland, Somalia.

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Some of the topics we’ll cover

  • 5 top tips you need to stay relevant as a creative writer
  • The process of getting your book published
  • How Hanna carved her niche by publishing in Somali instead of an European language
  • How to get yourself noticed online

Facebook Live Details:

Date: Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Time: London 11am // Lagos 12pm // Johannesburg 1pm

Where: facebook.com/sheleadsafrica/

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About Hannah

Hanna Ali is a brilliant Somali – British writer who has been published on multiple platforms.

She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia and spent the first four years of her life there. Hannah started writing poetry when she was ten – first with song lyrics before she delved into writing short stories.

At the age of five, during the civil war, Hannah left Somalia for Sweden but moved to the United Kingdom ten years later.

Hannah obtained her BA in English and American Literature and completed her master’s degree at the University of Kent. During her time at the university, she took a gap year and lived in Egypt and Italy.

She was shortlisted for the HISSAC Short Story prize 2017 and the London Short Story prize 2016.

Hanna is a member of the exiled writers, and her work has been published in numerous publications including Scarf Magazine, Brittle paper, and Cecile’s writer’s magazine.

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