We first met Sadia through New Page, The Other Room's open submission and community engagement programme. Originally submitting a work in prose, this collaboration will be Sadia's first outing with drama, and we have some exciting and distinct ideas under development. We can't wait to share them with you.
Sadia Kidwai is a writer, researcher, and historian with a desire to tell history through the lens of the intimate. Sadia completed her BSc in International Relations & History from LSE and her MSc in Violence, Conflict & Development from SOAS. She comes from an international development background, having done policy, research and campaigning work on climate change, refugee rights, conflict transformation, and sexual and reproductive health.
Sadia now works as a freelance researcher and writer. Alongside her professional consultancy work in the humanitarian and development sector, she volunteers with the Museum of British Colonialism, where she explores ways to communicate history through creative and digital platforms. She has previously worked as a Script Consultant on an interactive VR documentary about the Indian Partition. Sadia has studied Fiction Writing and Screenwriting with the Nairobi Writing Academy, and enjoys writing short stories that centre around rituals and relationships.
Born and raised in Cardiff, Sadia is both a Muslim and the daughter of immigrants. As such, the histories and heritage of Tiger Bay have deep personal resonance for her.