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Minna Salami          

Writer, Lecturer, Feminist, Gender Equality Activist & Founder of Award-Winning Blog MsAfropolitan

Minna Salami is a Nigerian-Finnish and Swedish author and social critic who grew up in Lagos and has since lived in Sweden, New York and London. She studied Political Science at the University of Lund in Sweden, and then Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London where she was awarded a distinction for her specialization in African feminist theory.

In 2010 she launched her multiple award-winning blog MsAfropolitan covering feminism from an African perspective and Africa from a feminist perspective which has drawn over a million readers.

Her debut book "Sensuous Knowledge" (Bloomsbury/Zed, UK) and (Harper Collins/Amistad, US) has been translated into multiple languages and is in its 2nd and 3rd reprints in Spain and Finland respectively. She is a frequently sought essayist and her bylines include the Guardian, CNN, Independent, Al Jazeera, World Literature Now and the Royal Society of the Arts.

As a keynote speaker and lecturer, Salami has spoken at over 300 universities, cultural events, and conferences, on five continents including at some of the world’s most prominent institutions such as the Oxford Union, Yale University, and the Singularity University at NASA.

Salami has consulted governments on feminism and gender equality, and she sits on the boards of The African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University, The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Sahel, and the Emerge network. She has served as a judge for the One World Media awards, a nominator for the Prince Claus Foundation and the Princess of Asturias Foundation. She holds an Honorary Fellowship in Writing from The Hong Kong Baptist University.

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