Emi Mahmoud

Poet, Activist, Founder | UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador


Brimming with rage, sorrow, and resilience, this collection traverses an expansive terrain: genocide; diaspora; the guilt of surviving; racism and Islamophobia; the burdens of girlhood; the solace of sisterhood; the innocence of a first kiss.  Heart-wrenching and raw, defiant and empowering, Sisters’ Entrance explores how to speak the unspeakable. 
Andrews McMeel Publications

Sisters' Entrance is Emi's hauntingly beautiful debut poetry collection.
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Emi with Sisters' Entrance at Trident Media Group

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Sisters' Entrance Reading tour Emi Mahmoud

Celebrating Sisters' Entrance

In celebration of global sisterhood and as a callback to the communities Emi grew up in, "where ladies' nights, slumber parties, girls' trips, and Sister reunions always started with laughs and ended with community, with Sisterhood, with love that goes beyond barriers and across generations," Emi will be hosting a series of global readings and ABC* — "no Alcohol, Boys, or Cameras" parties in collaboration with Femmes around the world, starting in June. Follow her on Instagram & Facebook to keep updated, and check here for upcoming dates.

*Emi's term for the safe spaces she and her friends created during their college years.

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