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Ankita Saxena

resurrected Maya Angelou, 20th August 2018, London

Ankita Saxena's introduction to, and translation of, Fahmida Riaz's poem 'A Woman is Laughing'.

Ankita Saxena is a poet and aspiring playwright from London. She is a proud ex-Barbican Young Poet and is currently part of Octavia: a women of colour poetry collective based in the Southbank Centre.  Passionate about improving the representation of women in education, arts and the workplace, she currently leading an initiative called Spectra, which aims to inspire girls from diverse backgrounds to pursue their goals. Saxena was commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2010 and 2011, and is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ and ‘Song writing’ poetry challenges.

Twitter: @ankitawrites

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