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WANA UDOBANG

WANA UDOBANG

WANA UDOBANG

Wana Udobang is a multi-disciplinary storyteller working at the intersection of writing, poetry, performance. Her works seek to create visceral connections for people to see themselves and be heard. As a poet, she has three studio albums Dirty Laundry, In memory of forgetting and Transcendence which interrogate memory, familial bonds, healing and joy.

She has been commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Deutsches Museum and ThankYou Australia. She has performed her work across Africa, Europe and North America. She runs Comfort Food poetry workshop which uses memories around food as a conduit to create poems that become recipes for joy. She is a 2021 University of IOWA International writing residency fellow.

Her writings have appeared on the BBC, Aljazeera, The Guardian, Observer and CNN. Wana curates Culture Diaries; an archival project which uses multi-platform storytelling to document African artists.

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