Fall, Poetry

Episode #71: Shailja Patel, author of MIGRITUDE, on Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Shailja Patel, author of MIGRITUDE on Tuesday, September 13th at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST.

To listen live, clickhere.

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Shailja Patel is an internationally acclaimed Kenyan poet, playwright, theatre artist and activist. Her US publishing debut, MIGRITUDE, was an Amazon poetry bestseller, and a Seattle Times Bestseller. Trained as a political economist, accountant and yoga teacher, she honed her poetic skills in performances that have received standing ovations on three continents. She has appeared on the BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, and NPR, and her work has been translated into 13 languages. CNN calls her “the face of globalization as a phenomenon of migration and exchange.”  

Honors include the African Guest Writer Fellowship at the Nordic Africa Institute, a Sundance Theatre Fellowship, a Creation Fund Award from the National Performance Network, the Fanny-Ann Eddy Poetry Award from IRN-Africa, the Voices of Our Nations Poetry Award, a Lambda Slam Championship, and the Outwrite Poetry Prize. A founding member of Kenyans for Peace, Truth and Justice, Patel’s groundbreaking project to empower grassroots Kenyan activists with advocacy skills was recognized with a LEAP grant from New Tactics In Human Rights, one of only seven awarded globally.


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