Soukeyna is a North and West African writer based in London. She was born in Bordeaux, France and comes from a Sufi Muslim family background. Her work features themes of diasporic identity, as well as Islamic spirituality / Tasawwuf and culture.
Since Soukeyna was guided to begin practicing Islam she has also been interested in exploring Divine art / the mysteries of creation in her work in order to praise God and His attributes.
She holds a first class BA (hons) degree in Social Anthropology and International Relations (SOAS) and has a keen interest in global healing practices/ritual & film production. Soukeyna is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of MZAB an art house anthropological media platform which explores adventure, culture and spirituality.
Soukeyna’s writing has been featured in The Drinking Gourd, Hikaayat, The Black Explorer, MZAB, Amaliah, Islam Channel and showcased at an MFest ‘Houses of Wisdom’ exhibit.
Soukeyna is finally a black rights activist and formerly ran a grassroots black NGO in London- Black Muslim Forum which she founded.