Greyhound Literary

Zahra Barri

Zahra Barri is a Saudi Arabian raised, Egyptian/Irish writer, stand-up comedian and PhD researcher. She has featured on Channel 4's 'Only Jokes a Muslim Can Tell', BBC Radio, BBC Asian Network and BBC Period Dramas. Her first unpublished novel won Runner Up for the Comedy Women in Print Unpublished prize 2020. Her debut novel Daughters of the Nile won the Unbound Firsts Writers of Colour competition and is described as, ‘A bold multi-generational debut, exploring themes of queerness, revolution and Islamic sisterhood.’ Her work is supported by The Society of Authors and the Arts Council.