Sabba Khan 

Sabba Khan is an artist, architectural designer and graphic novelist. Her debut graphic novel, The Roles We Play, is one of the Guardian's top 11 graphic novels of 2021 and  Cosmopolitan's 20 books for South Asian Heritage Month. Her book delves into a largely unspoken and unacknowledged part of British history - the Mirpuri migration history and is essential reading in understanding contemporary diaspora culture.
Her wider practice looks at unpacking rootlessness, displacement and intergenerational trauma faced by migrant communities who sit in the aftermath of colonial legacy. She uses lived experience, memories and oral histories to expose how wider policies affect our day to day.

To support Sabba’s work check out her debut graphic novel, The Roles We Play, available now. 
For architectural work please have a look at Khan Bonshek
Sabba is a member of A-N Artists, The Association of Illustrators and The Society of Authors. 

Top Links

+ Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize Longlist
+ Jhalak prize Longlist
+ Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
+ Publisher’s Weekly Chapter Excerpt
+ Its Nice That Feature
+ The Guardian’s top Graphic Novels of 2021
+ My first fan art from incredible artist Baljinder Kaur


Press, Events, Exhibitions

-2022-
Articles, Reviews, Book Lists
+ Bayt Al Fann Interview


Events and Podcasts
+ Lecture at Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studios

+ Workshop with London School of Architecture
+ Research in Practice Lecture at Ravensbourne 
+ Talks, presentations and performances in Morocco

-2021-
Articles, Reviews, Book Lists
+ Cartoon Club Review
+ Book Review at The Hindu
+ Turnaround’s 2021 Staff Picks
+ Hackney Citizen - Review of The Roles We Play

+ Eastern Eye Interview
+ Cosmopolitan’s 20 Best Books for South Asian Heritage Month 2021
+ Amaliah’s 9 books for South Asian Heritage Month 2021
+ The Skinny - Review of The Roles We Play
+ The National, interview and review of The Roles We Play
+ Instagram Highlight responses to The Roles We Play
+ Samia Aziz Review of The Roles We Play
+ Hafsa Lodi Review of The Roles We Play
+ Page FortyFive Review of The Roles We Play
+ Broken Frontier Review of The Roles We Play
+ Comics Review of The Roles We Play
+ How Comics Tell Stories about People’s Lived Experience

Radio
+ BBC Radio London with Sunny and Shay 46 mins in
+ BBC Three Counties with Farzana Chaudry - 1 hour 34 mins in
+ BBC West Midlands Masala with Gagan Grewal - 1 hour 43 mins in
+ BBC West Midland with Shay and Sunny  - 45 mins in
+ 8th August - Times Radio Interview with Ayesha Hazarika
+ BBC Radio Leeds Interview with Rima Ahmed - 2 hours 42 mins in
+ BBC Radio London Interview with Jamoke Fashola - 2hour 49 mins in

Events and Podcasts
+ 6th Septemeber 7pm-  Cartoon County - Chat with Alex Fitch

+ 4th September - Book Launch at Civic Square, Birmingham
+ 6th October - House of Illustration ‘Finding Your USP’ panel talk
+ 12th August - South Asian Heritage Month Roundtable Event, Manchester Central Library
+ South Asian Heritage Month Panel talk ‘Rise of the Bookstagrammer’
+ Make It Then Tell Everybody - In conversation with Dan Berry
+ Haramacy Festival
+ Recipes of Resistence Exhibition
+ Full interview with Alex Fitch



[2020]
+ Elephant Magazine Interview
+ Pahari conversations with Birmingham based radio station
+ The White Pube's response to my rolling pin piece
+ Artist Talk 'What do we need to thrive?' in conversation with Ort Gallery
+ Top 10 Feminist Graphic Novels chat with Jenny Robins and Sabba Khan
+ Drawing Power wins an Eisner Award
+ Eco Archi Comic - Special commendation and shortlisted by RIBA
+ An interview with South Asian Writers for South Asian Heritage Month 2020
+ Laydeez do Comics


[2019]
+ Jerwood Arts Funding, New Work Fund


[2018]
+ Broken Frontier Motherhood Zine Review
+ Broken Frontier Spotlight
+ An interview with the Islam Channel on their City Reflections programme