Sabrina Mahfouz con How You Might Know Me
How You Might Know Me is a poetic exploration of four women s lives, connected through their experience in different areas of the UK s growing sex industry.
Written following years of workshops and Sabrina s own experience of working in strip-clubs, the collection represents a broad range of backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and political convictions. The characters of Sylvia, Tali, Sharifa and Darina bring challenging and often unexpected perspectives on their work and lives to the reader in electric free verse and quieter, traditional forms.
Examining taboos, surprising sexual encounters, the politics of desire, the vastly differing viewpoints on sex work and most prominently, the status of women s equality in the UK today How You Might Know Me is certainly a fiery collection of poetry from one of the country s most exciting new writers.
"In quite a diﬀerent league... She speaks lyrically and powerfully... a real fnd."
Sabrina Mahfouz has been a Sky Arts Academy Scholar for Poetry; a Poet in Residence at Cape Farewell and has won a number of awards for her work, including a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights and a Fringe First Award for Chef.