Sadia Pineda Hameed is a half-Filipina half-Pakistani writer and artist living in Cardiff. Her writing practice includes poetry, experiments in prose, creative essays and spoken word performances. She is also the co-creator of LUMIN, an independent small press and arts collective publishing the work of marginalised writers in Wales. Her interest in writing spawns from a heritage of oral histories, post-colonial loss, craft, and dreaming. She has an intuitive, precise and fluid style which often focuses on larger themes of her BAME identity, belonging, place and family, and the panel felt ‘wonderful tension between longing, love and loss’ in her work. She strongly believes that ‘language should always be universal, pertinent, and easy to absorb for all ages, experiences and fluencies’ and therefore carefully considers clarity, aural experience, and conversational language when writing.
Sadia has been selected for further development and received:
- A cash prize of £100.
- The opportunity to shadow and take part in a school workshop with Eloise Williams, the Children’s Laureate Wales.
- Selected works to be published on the Literature Wales and Firefly Press websites.
“Language should always be universal, pertinent, and easy to absorb for all ages, experiences and fluencies…”
Sadia Pineda Hameed