Maha Elamin Abdelgalil Mahmoud is a young Sudanese Creative Writer of both prose and verse fiction. She was born in Khartoum, Sudan but spent a substantial number of years overseas with her family, where she was given support to pursue her love for the arts and literature. Maha has always been an avid reader and follower of the arts, herself an amateur painter and keen diarist when young. She embarked on a career in literature, completing her undergraduate degree in Khartoum, at Sudan University College (B.A. in English), then University of Khartoum (PG Dip. in English Literature), Loughborough University (M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Writing). She had worked as a teacher, translator/interpreter, lecturer, and admin. manager all in the field of education, academia or humanitarian issues. She is a volunteer in a number of organizations both in Europe and Africa. She is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Loughborough University and living/working in the UK. She has a number of acclaimed poems published in the UK (Dublin Poetry Review and RAW Magazine), and has performed her work in the UK, Estonia, Hungary, Finland and Sudan.
Maha is a member of the BCLA (British Comparative Literary Association), RSL (Royal Society of Literature), CREC (Charnwood Racial and Equality Centre), CCC (Crystal Clear Creators, Nottingham). Her research areas and interests are Orature, World Literature and Poetry.
2010 Poetry published in Heroes Congress[1.0] www.dpreview.ie, Dublin, Ireland.
2006/07 My poems reviewed in Raw Edge magazine: New Writing in the West Midlands, #23[autumn>winter 2006/07], Dave Reeves, p.24.
- Participant in WFM (Women From Minorities) study sessions, Lessons Learnt: Discrimination & Violence Against Young Minority Women in Europe, Current realities, Challenges and Good Practices, EYCB (European Youth Centre Budapest), Hungary and Estonia.
2005 Published in an anthology ‘Speaking Words: Writing for Reading Aloud’, ed. Tyler-Bennett, Deborah, included Julie Boden (Birmingham Poet Laureate, 2002/03) and Robin Hamilton. (can be bought from Amazon.co.uk)
2005 Written an article ‘Racconta per Voci il suo Sudan’, Article in Voci: Gaggiano e dintorni, an Italian quarterly, Milan, 3 June (6).
2004 Published poetry on webzine ‘Deadletteroffice’ and recorded for Crystal Clear Creators, Norringham.
Speaking Words: Writing for Reading Aloud