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Community   >>   Emi Mahmoud

Emi Mahmoud

Title: Poet

Country: Sudan

Sector: Human Rights

Age: 24

Emi Mahmoud is the reigning 2015 World Poetry Slam Champion and 2016 Woman of the World Co-Champion. A UNHCR High Profile Supporter, a Yale Global Health Fellow, and Leonore Annenberg Scholar, Mahmoud dedicates her time to spreading understanding through poetry and advocacy, particularly for the cause of refugees and disadvantaged communities the world over. Named one of BBC's 100 Most Inspirational Women, she spoke at the Laureates and Leaders Summit in New Delhi in 2016 to help launch the historical 100 Million child advocacy campaign. She has partaken in multiple White House roundtable discussions, including a session with President Barack Obama. Mahmoud has spoken and taught in 16 countries. Her poetry book, Sisters' Entrance, will be released by Andrews McMeel in 2018.

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