Manal Younus is a South Australian based freelance writer and performer who believes that storytelling is the most powerful tool one can possess. As a Muslim with Eritrean origins living in Australia, the young writer and spoken word artist uses her poetry to both discover and strengthen her identity as well as to spark thought and discussions amongst those around her.
Through the SA Writers Centre, Manal facilitates writing and performance workshops for young people, to assist them in developing their own voices. Manal works with Act Now Theatre, a forum theatre company, to raise awareness about and engage communities and schools in discussions about racism and cultural safety. She is also an ambassador for Welcome to Australia and writes for Salt, African Australian Magazine. Manal released her first book of poetry called 'Reap' in 2015.