Zahra Airall

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Zahra Airall
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Zahra Airall posing with daughter after community event: Sports Day
Born
NationalityAntigua and Barbuda
Occupationwomen's rights activist

Zahra Airall is a writer, women's rights activist, film maker and playwright from Antigua and Barbuda.[1] She is a founding member of the organisation Women of Antigua[2] and is one of their executives.[3] She is the director of the Sugar Apple Theatre in Antigua.[4][5] She has written plays such as The Forgotten, which was performed in the Caribbean Secondary Schools Drama Festival by Antigua Girls’ High School.[6] Airall is one of the contributors to She Sex,[7] a collabarative book with sections written by different Caribbean women.[8][9] She also writes short stories such as "The Looking Glass".[10] She has won multiple awards at the National Youth Awards (Antigua),[11] including the award for literary arts in 2016.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hillhouse, Joanne C. (2 June 2012). "Being a feminist in the Caribbean". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  2. ^ Louise., Kras, Sara (2008). Antigua and Barbuda (2nd ed.). Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark. p. 82. ISBN 9780761425700. OCLC 71800621.
  3. ^ "TEDxAntigua - Meet the Team". tedxantiguabarbuda.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Playwrights and Screenwriters (the Antigua-Barbuda connection)". Wadadli Pen. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Tangled web returns to the stage - Caribbean Times News". Caribbean Times News. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  6. ^ Gibbings, Wesley (6 November 2015). "An unforgettable plot". The Trinidad Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. ^ Obè, Paula; Hosein, Carol N. She sex : prose & poetry - sex and the Caribbean woman. Trinidad and Tobago. ISBN 1494213796. OCLC 872607310.
  8. ^ "Sex, between the lines EyeNews". www.ieyenews.com. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Sex, between the lines". 19 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Zahra Airall - "The Looking Glass" - Short Story - (Antigua and Barbuda) | Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean (mv)". www.caribbeanhomophobias.org. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Zahra Airall wins National Youth Awards | Wadadli Pen". wadadlipen.wordpress.com. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  12. ^ Hillhouse, Joanne C. (6 December 2010). "Youth awards, a hopeful night -- a night of inspiration". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 4 November 2017.