DIVERCITIES: Global Poetry Share from Nigeria



09/09/2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm



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Each month, a local D.C. comedian, poet, artist, journalist, educator, or activist will join in conversation with peers from around the world to explore the rich, unique ways people in different cities and cultures use and experience language. Participants include Nigerian poets, Iraqi hip hop artists, street artists from Germany and Mexico, and comedians from Los Angeles and Rwanda. All programs are free.

Presented by Planet Word and Shared_Studios

There are over 500 native languages spoken in Nigeria, two of the main being Yoruba and Igbo. In this connection to Lagos,  the most populous city in Africa, hear from poets who write in a number of these languages. Listen for the similarities and differences in each language, explore the poetic forms at work, and learn about some of the country’s prolific poets! Featuring local D.C. poet Charity Blackwell.

Register for this free event here.