Strong in the Broken Places: Poetics of the African Diaspora

Opal Adisa- Program Host. Author & University Director of the Institute of Gender & Development Studies, RCO at the University of the West Indies, Mona in Jamaica.

poetsMarva McClean-Program Chair. Author-From the Middle Passage to Black Lives Matter:Ancestral writing as a Pedagogy of Hope & Gladstone Library, UK, Political Scholar in Residence 2021.

Rob Waters-Gomeroi Poet. Storyteller. Lecturer, University of Newcastle Australia.

Teju Adisa-Farrar, Geographer, Eco-Sustainability Consultant & Author of belong, an online poetry chapbook, examines global inequity and craft spaces of catharsis and healing for world citizens.

Emily Zobel Marshall -Reader in Post-Colonial Literature, Leeds Beckett University & Expert n the trickster figure in the folklore and oral traditions of the African Diaspora.

Juleus Ghunta, Jamaican Poet, Motivational Speaker, Chevening Scholar & Author, Tata & The Red Bull

Geoffrey Philp- Playwright & Author of the novel Benjamin My Son & six poetry collections including Exodus & Other Poems.

Marcus Woolombi Waters- Gomeroi Nation Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay Language Speaker & Writer. Author, Indigenous Knowledge Production: Navigating Humanity within a Western World