Maïmouna Jallow is a multidisciplinary artist, working as a storyteller, editor, playwright and film director. She has written and produced a variety of plays, including an award-winning adaptation based on the novel The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Nigerian author Lola Shoneyin. In 2021 she released her debut film, Tales of the Accidental City, an experimental feature film in which all the action takes place in Zoom. She is also the current artistic director of the East African Soul Train, an international and interdisciplinary artist residency, which investigates new ways to collaborate virtually and engage audiences across geographical boundaries.
Maïmouna is co-founder of Positively African, an organisation that brings together artists and activists around social justice and art. Prior to that, she worked as a producer for the BBC and in communications for Médecins Sans Frontières. She holds an MA in African literature from SOAS, University of London.