Afshan D'souza-Lodhi Author

Afshan D'souza-Lodhi is the Editor-in-Chief of The Common Sense Network. She is an award-winning writer of plays and poetry and was recently commissioned to write and direct a short film for Channel 4 and a radio play for BBC Sounds. She has completed residencies at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Literature Festival and has worked with Eclipse Theatre, Tamasha Theatre Company and Paul Burston's Polari. Afshan has edited many anthologies and has an essay featured in Its Not About The Burqa (Picador, 2019). She has recently forayed into the world of filmmaking and was commissioned by Random Acts North to write and direct a short film for Channel 4. As well as her own writing, Afshan is keen to develop other younger and emerging artists and sits on the boards of Manchester Literature Festival and Brighter Sound.