Durre Shahwar is a writer and creative practitioner. She is the recipient of Literature Wales’ Writers’ Bursary 2018 and she was also part of the Hay Writers at Work programme. She is an associate editor for Wales Arts Review and the co-founder of ‘Where I’m Coming From’, an open mic that promotes BAME writing in Wales. In 2017, she was a Word Factory Apprentice, mentored by Alexei Sayle. She writes about a broad range of topics, including race, identity, intersectional feminism and mental health. Her work has been published in various magazines and anthologies including Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class (2017, Dead Ink Books), Cheval 10 – Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award (2017, Parthian Books), The Lonely Crowd, We Shall Fight Until We Win (2018, 404 Ink).
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What was it like to grow up in council housing? What can we learn from this for the new programme of council housing today?