The Platinum and Bronze Koestler Prize winning poet Talha Ahsan has created a visual poem, ‘Otherstani’, produced by the Aziz Alumni, Zain Dada and animated by Malikah Holder. The animated poem was originally commissioned by the Khidr Collective.
The poem explores themes of creativity and imagination, and how they can act as a cathartic release and form of impregnable resilience in the face of injustice and displacement.
Zain Dada was awarded a scholarship to study an MA in Creative Writing, Goldsmiths University of London. He was a co-president of the SOAS Students’ Union during his time there and co-founded the Decolonising SOAS campaign. He is a co-founder of Khidr Collective.