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P-P-P-Prevent: An alliterative poem from Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan performed the poem P-P-P-Prevent in 2019 at Lowkey’s album launch in London.

The performance can be viewed on the YouTube link below, and it can be read in her debut poetry collection, Postcolonial Banter, (Verve Poetry Press, 2019), which can be purchased here.

Suhaiymah’s latest book, Seeing for Ourselves: And Even Stranger Possibilities came out with Hajar Press in September 2023. Prior to this she authored Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia (Pluto Press, 2022).

Postcolonial Banter is a collection of eight years of poetry, and features Suhaiymah’s viral poem This is Not a Humanising Poem which placed her as runner-up of the National Roundhouse Poetry Slam in 2017 and has over two million views online.

Postcolonial Banter “critiques and troubles narratives about racism, systemic Islamophobia, the function of the nation-state and secularist visions of identity”.

You can read more about Suhaiymah’s work here.


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