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Contact telephone:

Our registered office address:​ 
​Kitabna - Our Book CIC

​27 Old Gloucester Street



United Kingdom

Shannon Rayner
Publishing Officer

Based in Durham, UK / ​​

​Shannon Rayner coordinates outreach activities supporting migrant and refugee communities in London, working mostly with the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants. She joined Kitabna in May 2021 to support our outreach efforts in the UK, drawing on her TEFL training and experiences of working with vulnerable youth in China. 

Shannon loves wild swimming and wants to use her postgraduate studies in Middle East Politics to share and develop supportive resources with children who have experienced trauma and seek to build a new life in the UK. 

Getting in touch

Helen Patuck

Director and Author/Illustrator
Based in Somerset, UK

Helen is a creative consultant, illustrator and children's author from the UK. Since founding Kitabna in 2014, Helen has written and illustrated several of our books and coordinates our work in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as Director of the CIC.

Helen is currently consulting on emergency mental health interventions for the UN IASC and World Health Organisation. She also works on the Norwegian Refugee Council's ICLA oral history projects around displaced women's access to housing, land, and property rights in Syria. Her work builds on recent postgraduate research into storytelling as a transitional justice tool undertaken at SOAS University of London.