BY ZAINABU JALLO
Zainabu Jallo is a scholar, playwright and portrait photographer.
Her academic and creative work have been conveyed through Fellowships at the Sundance Theater Institute, The Institute for World Literature, Harvard University, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Residenz Theater Munich, Chateau Lavigny, House of Writers in Switzerland. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts England, and UNESCO Coalition of Artists for the General History of Africa.
She is the author of award-winning plays, Onions Make Us Cry, Holy Night and My Sultan is a Rockstar and a Doctoral researcher at the Graduate School of Humanities, University of Bern, Switzerland. Her scholarly interests include Diaspora studies, Iconic criticism, and Material Culture.
She is a Fellow of the international summer writing residency at the Royal Court Theatre in London. As a fellow of the Global Arts Village in India, she developed her second Play Onions Make Us Cry, a play which has won several awards.
Zainabu is a Fellow of the Sundance Institute, Chateau Lavigny, writers Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation House, Laussane, Switzerland, Instituto Volusiano of Artes, Brasil and more recently, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Her other plays include Saraya Dangana, Holy Night, These Feelings, Caught In The Blank, My Sultan Is a Rock Star, The Revolutionary Carrot and White Elephants.
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