Maïmouna Jallow
Affiliate, Climate Litigation Accelerator
Biography
Maïmouna Jallow is an editor, storyteller, playwright and director. In 2018 she received the Sanaa Theatre Award for Best Narrative Theatre for her adaptation of Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, which she toured internationally. Maïmouna is also the editor of Story Story, Story Comea collection of 12 re-imagined folktales from across Africa (Pavaipo/Ouida Books 2018). In 2019, she published a children’s book in collaboration with Book Dash, entitled I am the Colour of Honey” on mixed-race identities.
 
Maïmouna is also the co-founder and director of Positively African, a Nairobi-based arts and media company that works at the intersection of theatre, arts & social justice, telling under-told stories in the hope of catalyzing societal change. Prior to that, she worked as a producer for the BBC World Service, managed regional communications in the East and Horn of Africa for Doctors Without Border and was senior programme manager of the African Story Challenge.  She sits on the Advisory Boards of This is Africa and Wiriko and holds a Master’s Degree in African Studies from SOAS, University of London. 
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