International Storytelling Festival Singapore 2021
Maïmouna Jallow

Maïmouna Jallow


Maïmouna Jallow is the co-founder and director of Nairobi-based arts and media company Positively African. She is a storyteller, editor, playwright and director. She has written and produced a range of shows including an award-winning adaptation of Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, which she toured internationally. In 2021, she released her debut film, Tales of the Accidental City, an experimental feature-length in which all the action takes place on Zoom.

She is the editor of Story Story, Story Come – 12 Re-Imagined Folktales from Africa, published in Dec 2018. Prior to that, Maimouna worked as a producer for the BBC World Service and as Regional Communications Officer for Medécins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Horn of Africa region. Maïmouna sits on the advisory boards of This is Africa and Wiriko. She holds an MA in African Literature from SOAS, University of London.

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