Sarah Penny is a South African-born novelist currently living in London where she is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Brunel University.

She has written two novels, the latest of which is The Lies We Shared, published in April 2011 by Penguin.

Goodbye gudniin

Click this Soundcloud link to hear testimonies which reflect the transition of the Somali community in London away from gudniin (FGM)

Tunakuhitaji Thomson Reuters!

Breaking news on 'Together We Refuse', a pioneering project which uses dramatherapy and creative writing techniques to open up dialogue between mothers and daughters about the possibility of refusing FGM ( female genital mutilation).  Our pilot project in Kenya has been fully funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and the Wellcome Trust, but next year we start work in London and Bristol with the Somali and Sudanese communities.  These workshops will be partially funded by Brunel University but we also need outside funding to really make the workshops as wide-reaching and impactful as possible.

Anita Varma and me at work on the Thomson Reuters Application