Hannah Azieb Pool

Photo credit: Aida Muluneh 

As Senior Programmer, Contemporary Culture at the Southbank Centre, Hannah Azieb Pool is the lead programmer for the Africa Utopia festival and one of the curators of the Women of the World (WOW) festival.

Hannah’s second book, Fashion Cities Africa, (Intellect Books 2016) celebrates the fashion landscapes of four key cities - Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Casablanca and is inspired by the exhibition of the same name, which she co-curated at the Brighton Museum (April 2016-Jan 2017).

A Guardian journalist for over a decade, Hannah was Guardian Weekend Magazine’s first Beauty Editor, and wrote the New Black - the first beauty column for women of colour in a national newspaper. Former Associate Editor of Arise magazine, Hannah’s work also appears in The Times, Vogue, Grazia and many others.  A regular contributor to BBC Radio, Africa Writes and Africa Gathering, Hannah’s first book, My Fathers’ Daughter (Penguin 2006) was described by the Washington Post as “a significant and moving book.”