Zainab was born in Lagos, Nigeria but has lived in Ennis Co.Clare since she was four years old. She went to primary school in Scoil Chriost Rí Cloughleigh and spent the first three years of secondary school in Gaelcholaiste an Chláir, Ennis where she became a Gaeilgeoir.
She studied journalism in Dublin City University and has previously worked as a digital news reporter. In 2017 she was named Journalist of the Year at the DCU Hybrid Awards and was nominated in the same category in the Union of Students in Ireland Achievement Awards.
Zainab loves cooking, photography, travelling, visiting galleries and museums. She has performed in spoken word poetry competitions. She’s a major Doctor Who fan and loves watching sci-fi.
BOOK: Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
FILM: Breakfast on Pluto
FOOD: Fried Rice
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