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Malsa Maaz

Barefoot Bookseller - Soneva Jani

Malsa is the first Maldivian Barefoot Bookseller and hopes to engage with a wide audience over the shared love for books, including Maldivian book nerds like herself.

Before starting this role, she completed her Master of Research in Engaged Anthropology at a Welsh university. Being the daughter of a sailor, she grew up listening to stories about different cultures which sparked her love of reading at a young age.

Reading for pleasure continues to be her favourite hobby with a particular passion for historical fiction.


Georgie Polhill

Barefoot Bookseller - Soneva Fushi

Georgie is the bookseller on Soneva Fushi. With a background in publishing, she is currently with us on sabbatical from Heywood Hill, where she works in the subscriptions department and offers bespoke reading recommendations for customers. Her literary tastes range from forgotten works of women novelists of the 20th century to the literary experimentalism of contemporary South American writers. Originally from the UK, she is a keen traveller who has already lived in London, Dublin, Paris and Los Angeles but this is her first time visiting the Maldives. While here, she’s excited to learn about the country’s history and rich biodiversity as well as learning to scuba dive