Awate Abdalla is a critically acclaimed Eritrean writer based in London, focused on stories at the intersection of race, class and surrealism – with a dose of humour. Awate has produced a wide range of commissioned multimedia works mixing music,film, theatre and visual art. Awate’s short film I WAS TOLD THERE’S FREEDOM HERE played at the Barbican in 2021 as part of the TAPE Collective’s ‘But Where Are You Really From? The Good Immigrant’ programme. Additionally, Awate recently took part in the writers room for the second season of the Sid Gentle / Alibi / AMC series RAGDOLL. Awate’s 2018 debut album, Happiness was supported by BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Spotify, Noisey, MOBO x Help Musicians UK and called a, “British rap masterpiece” by Trench Magazine.