Zayaan Khan

Zayaan Khan is a food activist from Cape Town and works to understand nuances within food systems by navigating them from an interdisciplinary perspective. She is working on a master’s degree in environmental humanities, where her research is embedded in land and food justice – from indigenous food reclamation to art as a tool for narrative – specifically to find ways to share stories, both of struggle and solution. She also teaches food literacy to children at the Baitul Ansaar Children’s Centre in Mitchell’s Plain, and is one of the founders of the South African Slow Food Youth Network.

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