05-09 September 2018

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Afeefa Omar


Afeefa Omar is a Somali-born South African poet. Much of her writing explores emotional censorship and navigates the confusion surrounding ideas of home & belonging. She began sharing her work in 2017 and won the current state of poetry (CSP) slam title for the Western Cape. She is part of the CYPHER programme under Lingua Franca spoken word movement. She is based in Cape Town and is pursuing a BA degree in Psychology.