Khadija Heeger is a highly regarded poet, actor, cultural activist and playwright who hails from the Cape Flats. Her work has been characterised as stark and unapologetic. Khadija’s debut poetry collection Beyond the Delivery Room was published in 2013. Thicker than Sorrow (2023) is her much anticipated second collection.
More recently Khadija has focused on her acting career as her artistic expression. She has featured in many movies and series such as: Arendsvlei, Alles Malan, Afgrond, Sewende Laan, Recipes for Love & Murder, Krismis van Map Jacobs. She was the lead actress opposite Thsumano Sebe in Down so Long, a movie shot in 2019 in Hangberg, Hout Bay. It was featured on the Silverskerm festival in 2022 and she was nominated for best actress award in 2022. She still maintains a close eye on the heritage sector as it pertains to identity which features prominently in her performance poetry.