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Afeefa Omar

Afeefa Omar is an East Afrikan poet and spoken word artist residing in Cape Town. Much of her writing is born from navigating the physical and metaphorical borders between people. She explores themes such as emotional censorship and ideas surrounding belonging, otherness and identity. In 2017 she began sharing her work and was consecutively awarded second place in the Cape Town poetry slam and first place in the Western Cape Current state of poetry slam. In the same year she participated in various poetry programmes such as the Naked word festival, Rioters In Session II and the Open Book Festival. She is passionate about using poetry to challenge the boundaries imposed on narrative and to reclaim the lost voice.

Omar is currently pursuing a BA degree in psychology at the University of the Western Cape. She is also part of the C.Y.P.H.E.R youth programme under Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement.


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