d’bi.young anitafrika is an internationally celebrated African-Jamaican-Canadian dub-artist, arts-educator and emerging theatre director. Her trans-disciplinary explorations of identity, gender, sexuality and the human experience have made an indelible mark upon the Canadian & global cultural landscape. She is the published author of eleven plays, two collections of poetry, six dubpoetry albums and is anthologized in numerous publications worldwide. Her achievements include the Canadian Poet of Honor accolade and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
d’bi. is the Artistic Director of YEMOYA International Artist and her latest creation is The Watah School, a not-for-profit w/holistic artist development institute in Toronto, Canada. Her mission is to nurture the artist as healer, mentor and keeper of the sacred.
d’bi will be reading from her new play Ssshe Mami Wata.
Presented by the Creative Writing Program in collaboration with the Department of English. For more information, contact Andrea Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light refreshments will be served.
Images by Wade Biblical Hudson and Noncedo Charmaine