Writer, poet, and co-editor of The Good Immigrant USA
“Tracey Emin said I have big tits” – Chimene
Chimene Suleyman is a writer, a poet, and co-editor of The Good Immigrant USA. London born and raised, Chimene started out in the London spoken-word scene, before carving herself a path writing about the things she's passionate about most: race and identity. Having written for The Good Immigrant, Chimene has recently co-edited The Good Immigrant USA. Chimene rates Zadie Smith’s NW for making her realise you can talk about London like a Londoner.⠀
Song you want playing when entering the club:
Cadet x Deno – ‘Advice’
What’s a book that changed your life?
Zadie Smith’s NW for making me realise you can talk about London like a Londoner.
You can only listen to three albums for the rest of your life. What are they?
Kano’s – Made In The Manor. If London were a movie, that would be its soundtrack.
Cem Karaca – Cemaz-Ül-Evvel. It puts me right back in that place where being Turkish Cypriot played out in my dad’s car in Haringey on a Saturday, and my grandmother’s house in North Cyprus.
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours. This album taught us all that no matter how heartbroken you all are, something beautiful may come of it.