Kuona x Gungwa

LANGUAGE English, Shona, Igbo
AGE all 12+
WHEN 22nd February 2020,  4 pm
WHERE Rua Red, Performance Space

A performance-poetry & music showcase adapted from the ongoing visual-poetry projects and works-in-progress by spoken-word performer Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi titled “Madness as a Moving Form”, and Irish-Zimbabwean singer-songwriter and poet Christie Kandiwa titled “Mwana Wedu” (Our Child). The show is a celebration of black womanhood which will challenge the existing dialogue around gender equality, migration and multiculturalism in Ireland today.

Christie Kandiwa

A poet and singer-songwriter, Christie Kandiwa was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Ireland. Her work is influenced by blending her Zimbabwean cultural heritage and her Irish upbringing and intertwines Southern-African myths and local languages and forms. As well as being published in Dedalus Press Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets Anthology, her work was selected for Poetry Ireland’s Versify 2019 and she was a panelist for the I ASIL 2019 Conference event: “Are We Doing Diversity Justice?”.


Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi is a Lagos-born and Dublin-based writer, editor, performer, and arts facilitator. She co-organised and chaired the panel event, “Are We Doing Diversity Justice” along with UCD Ph.D. scholar Emma Penny, for the I ASIL 2019 Conference. She is completing an MA in Cultural Policy & Arts Management at UCD. Her work is published in both online and print journals – notably Poetry International, Poetry Ireland Review 129, RTÉ Poetry Programme, Smithereens Press, The Bohemyth, The Irish Times, and the anthologies The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (Head of Zeus 2020, edited by Sinéad Gleeson) and Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets (Dedalus Press 2019, co-edited by Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi & Pat Boran). She was the 2019 recipient of the Poetry Ireland Access Cúirt Bursary.

Rua Red, the Civic and Tallaght Library are located in Belgard Square, Dublin 24, only seconds from the Tallaght Luas Stop.
BY BUS: 49, 54A, 65, 27, 75, 76, 76A, 77A 
BY LUAS:  Red Line to Tallaght

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