Zena Kazeme

Zena Kazeme

Zena Kazeme is a Persian-Iraqi poet who draws on her experiences as a former refugee to create poetry that explores themes of exile, home, war and heritage.

Her first published poem was as a result of winning a school competition at the age 11. Since then, she has performed at various events, including Artists in Solidarity with Refugees at the Poetry Cafe and International Women’s Day at Imperial College, London.

She is an Immigration and Asylum Caseworker and an avid advocate for refugee rights. She holds a Masters in Law with a focus on Human Rights and Immigration in the UK.

She is currently compiling her first collection of poetry entitled The Nostalgic Diaspora. You can follow her writing on Instagram @the_nostalgic_diaspora.

Supported by Amal – A Said Foundation Project