Bisha Ali

Bisha Ali

Bisha K Ali is a writer and comedian. Off stage, she can be found under a duvet with a notebook.


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Why I ❤️ Bob Marley

Today marks 35 years since the death of Bob Marley, a man whose music crossed racial boundaries and made reggae a global phenomenon. Bisha K Ali tells us why his legacy lives on for her.
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Charlotte Brontë: my hero

Today marks 200 years since the birth of novelist and poet Charlotte Brontë. Bisha K Ali would like to say thanks for all the times she’s solved a dilemma by asking, ‘What would Jane Eyre do?’
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Comic books: the time is now

Don’t think comics are for you? Think again, says Bisha K Ali, there’s never been a better time to get the comic book bug.
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Short story: Let’s Bake!

To celebrate National Short Story Week, Standard Issue is running a selection of short and (not always) sweet fictions. A little girl isn’t too keen on her Nan in Bisha K Ali’s grim and creepy tale.
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The things we say to each other

When Bisha K Ali tapped out her frustrations in a Facebook post about all the nonsensical, contradictory things we’re told, she had no idea it would go viral. It’s ace and it did. She tells Standard Issue how it came about.
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Book review: On Liberty

On World Human Rights Day, Bisha K Ali explains why we should all read On Liberty by Shami Chakrabarti, director of British civil liberties advocacy organisation Liberty.
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Breaking the Cycle of Child Marriage

More than 700 million people around the world were married as children. If we really want to end child marriage, says Bisha Ali, we need to change more than the law.