Black History Month : Spotlight on Rakaya Fetuga

Join poet Rakaya Fetuga for discussions about navigating the creative arts industry and space as a black artist

  • Wed 21 Oct 20

    19:00 - 23:59

  • Online


  • Event type

    Arts, culture and performances
    Black History Month

  • Event organiser

    Student Union

Join us for a converation with Rakaya Fetuga

Rakaya Fetuga is a poet from London of Ghanaian and Nigerian heritage.

Her work joins conversations on overlapping identities, faith and culture as self-affirmation.

Rakaya won the Spread the Word Poetry Prize in 2017 and the Roundhouse Poetry Slam in 2018. She was shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize in 2018 and 2019.

As well as performing at UK venues such as British Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square and The Ivy, Rakaya shared poetry at Kosmopolis Festival Barcelona and 010 Says it All Rotterdam in 2019.

Rakaya has facilitated workshops across the UK and has been commissioned by Bloomberg Philanthropies with Vanity Fair, English Touring Theatre and Kyra TV. Rakaya is a member of ::nana:: Poetry Collective.

Join via Zoom 

Further information on the Students' Union webpage.