Eritrean born journalist, author and commentator Hannah Azieb Pool writes regularly in the national and international media. Hannah is also a Senior Programmer of Contemporary Culture at The Southbank Centre, London, UK.
Hannah has written features, interviews and comment for the Guardian for over a decade. Hannah’s work also appears in The Times, The Sunday Times, Vogue. Grazia, The Independent, and others.
As Senior Programmer, Contemporary Culture at the Southbank centre, Hannah is a curator of the talks and debates at the Women of the World (WOW) and Africa Utopia festivals. Hannah is also Chair of UKFeminista.
Hannah’s book, My Fathers’ Daughter: A story of family and belonging is a memoir of her journey back to Eritrea to find her birth family. Published in the UK (Penguin), the US (Free Press), France, and Holland to critical acclaim, My Fathers’ Daughter was described by the Washington Post as “a significant and moving book.”
A regular contributor to BBC Radio, a speaker at TedXEuston, Africa Writes and Africa Gathering, Hannah was the subject of CNN’s African Voices.
Hannah’s next book, Fashion Cities Africa was released internationally in may 2016 - 'Now, with Fashion Cities Africa, Pool aims to correct the misconceptions about African fashion, providing key context for contemporary African fashion scenes and capturing the depth and breadth of truly African fashion.'
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