Ashraf Booley

Ashraf Booley is a freelance writer, poet and budding entrepreneur from Cape Town who loves nothing more than cooking and penning poetry in his spare time. He is the founder of a local brand of foodie T-shirts called Tasty Tees, and is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow. Ashraf’s poems have been published widely both online and in print by the likes of Aerodrome, New Contrast, New Coin, Botsotso, Badilisha Poetry X-Change, Word N Sound and Poetry Potion. His first internationally published poem (on depression) appears in the anthology Lonely: A collection of poetry and prose on loneliness and being alone. Ashraf describes himself as a “creative junkie” and is also passionate about human rights and equality.

Ruby

Ashraf Booley New writing 2018-09-03

"my mind keeps you unmarred,
wrapped in comforting childhood memories of you."

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