Photos by Suad Kamardeen
by Suad Kamardeen
Suad Kamardeen is a British-Nigerian Muslim writer, editor and photographer. She is a Founding Editor of WAYF Journal and Managing Editor of Rowayat. Her young adult novel, Never Enough, won the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2022, and her adult novel was shortlisted for the Stylist Prize for Feminist Fiction 2021.
Suad runs Qalb Writers Collective, a community to support Black and Muslim women writers with knowledge and resources. She is committed to bearing witness to the lives, histories and cultures of Black and Muslim women. Her work explores themes of female friendships, family, belonging, shame, identity, joy and love. She also co-hosts Ọrẹ Meji: Yoruba ni ṣoki, a podcast centred on embracing her mother tongue, Yoruba.