Stories by

Cecile's Writer: Hanna AliAuthor: Hanna Ali

Country of residence: United Kingdom

Nationality: Swedish

Mother tongue: Somali

Hanna Ali is a PhD candidate in SOAS where she specialises in African Identity; a theme that features heavily in her creative writing.  A former child refugee and a full-time citizen-of-the-world, her writings are concerned with unpacking what it means to be lost.  She is a member of Exiled Writers and was recently short-listed in the London Short Story Prize 2016.  Her work has been published in Scarf Magazine, Public Pool, Case Stories and forthcoming in Brittle Paper.

  • A Small Death

    April 23, 2017 • Poems
    A Small Death

    Poem by Hanna Ali

    Mercy seeks itself like a new man
    whose old god has deserted him for a loose woman Read on...

  • Diasporic Dreams

    March 12, 2017 • Poems
    Diasporic Dreams

    A poem by Hanna Ali

    I do not know how to change the future, but
    My pregnant heart carries the past like an
    Overdue pressure of a life I’m still leading Read on...