Interview with a wordsmith: Meet Saraiya Bah AKA Muslimah in The City!

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakathu and Happy New Year! I know, we’re nearly three months in but I thought it was the appropriate thing to do. I hope you are reading this with good health and your spirit is at peace.

This is a quick one to state that I am still alive, but have been quite busy with creative pursuits that has lead me to having an abrupt hiatus.

At the latter end of 2016, I decided to take my poetry more seriously and began sharing it on a … I think it’s fair to say global level. I will explain in a series of blog posts, but for now, please read this interview about my poetical pursuits written by awesome writer Aisha Morgan of The Black Muslim Times UK.

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THE BLACK MUSLIM TIMES UK

Saraiya Bah, alternatively known as Muslimah in the City, is a woman of many talents; poet, spoken word artist, freelance writer, and a lifestyle blogger from London.

She joins Aisha Morgan, writer and journalist for TBMT-UK, at Café Nero for a one-to-one discussion on leaving the corporate world to pursue a career in creative and freelance writing, overcoming personal fears and anxieties around performing, and being Aisha al-Qurtubiyya for a day.

 

AM: As-salaam Alaikum Saraiya! Thank you for joining me today for what will hopefully be a really insightful and thought-provoking discussion. I know this is your first interview for TBMT-UK, so welcome and I hope that youre looking forward to the discussions as much as we are!

 

SB: Walaikum As-salaam Wa-rahmatullah Wa-Barakatu. Thank you for inviting me here today and thank you to TBMT-UK for reaching out to me to share this much needed platform…

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