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Afro Hub Poetry and Shai with Ruth Nyaruot Ruach

July 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


We acknowledge that this event will take place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. Sovereignty has never been ceded, nor has a treaty ever been signed. We acknowledge all First Nations people who continue to practice language and culture in the face of ongoing colonialism and cultural genocide.


Afro Hub invites you to a special poetry slam with shai and Ruth Nyaruot Ruach.

The feature poet for the evening will Ruth Nyaruot Ruach, a South-Sudanese multidisciplinary artist, who uses art to heal, explore her surroundings and create comfort within her blackness.

Ruth’s art explores the experiences of being an African of the diaspora although she is strongly influenced by, decolonising language, tone and the cultivation of shared perspectives in place of assimilation.

The MC for the evening is Atong Atem, a South Sudanese writer and visual artist whose reflective writing questions the idea of home, isolation and personal fantasy. Her work has been published in The Lifted Brow, Suburban Review and the Pin.

This evening will be accompanied with teas from the continent and lovely snacks just for you.

This venue is not accessible.


July 18, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


Afro Hub


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