Malaika Kegode

Writer, Performer, Poet, Producer

Represented by

Louisa Minghella

Malaika Kegode is a writer, performer, and creative producer based in Bristol. She is an Associate Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth and founder of Milk Poetry. Her work is focused on uplifting and celebrating the voiceless, overlooked and misunderstood. She is especially passionate about highlighting queer, working class and rural stories across mixed disciplines. Beginning her creative career as a performance poet in 2014, Malaika has since developed her practice to encompass theatre, TV and radio writing, teaching, producing and film curation. In 2021, she wrote and performed in Outlier, an autobiographical gig theatre show, at Bristol Old Vic. It was the first piece of new writing on their main stage post-lockdown. In addition to her own writing, Malaika also works as a mentor and editor. She specialises in supporting artists to expand their practices and helping people to find healing through the creative process.



Western Swan - Coastlines - BBC Radio 4
Field Notes - Spring Stories - BBC Radio 4
One to One: Re-Inventing Yourself - BBC Radio 4


The Colour of Dinosaurs - Otic., dir. Dom Coyote
Outlier - Bristol Old Vic, dir. Jenny Davies
Rot. - tiata fahodzi, dir. Chinonyerem Odimba
The Coombe (Workshop) - English Touring Theatre, dir. Jenny Bakst

Short Film:

Wide as the Sea - dir. Malaika Kegode, 2021
Own Skin - dir. Saskia Tomlinson and Geena Gasser, 2018


Body Buffet - Self-Published Zine
Requite - Burning Eye Books
Thalassic - Bx3


The Dizziness of Freedom - Bad Betty Press
Bristol: A Poetic City - Bristol Ideas
Everything is Going to be All Right - Trapeze


We are Not All Each Other: The Effects of Being Mistaken for Every Other Black Person in
my Small South West Town - Black Ballad
This Must Be The Place - Bristol Ideas
Finding Queerness in Kenya - Modern Queers


The Kevin Elyot Award - 2022
Apples & Snakes: Jerwood Arts Poetry in Performance Award - 2021
Elspeth Kydd Memorial Prize for Film Studies - 2021
Out-Spoken Poetry Award - Shortlist 2019

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