Rakaya Esime Fetuga is a Muslim writer from London of dual West African heritage. Her work joins conversations on women, faith and identity. Rakaya won the Spread the Word Poetry Competition in 2017, was shortlisted for the Out-spoken Poetry Prize 2018 and won the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2018. As an undergrad, Rakaya was twice awarded the Royal Holloway Creative Writing Prize (2015 and 2016) and is currently completing an MA in Fiction Writing at the same university. Rakaya is also an alumna of the Poet in the City Producers Scheme.

This interview was conducted on 19th October 2018 at the British Museum by Julija Gulbinovic at Celebrating The Islamic World as part of the museum's Late event.