Chimene Suley­man

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.


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