Malvern Festival of Ideas: This Womanist Work with Belinda Zhawi & Victoria Bulley

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Belinda Zhawi in conversation and performance with poet and filmmaker Victoria Adukwei Bulley about their work and expressions of Black feminist poetics.

Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean literary and sound artist based in South East London. She is the author of Small Inheritances (ignitionpress, 2018) and experiments with sound/text performance as MA.MOYO.

Her work has been featured on various platforms including The White Review, NTS, Boiler Room and BBC Radio. She has held artist residencies with Triangle France, Cove Park, Serpentine Galleries and ICA London. Belinda is the co-founder of literary arts platform, BORN::FREE.

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a British-born Ghanaian poet, writer, and artist who was shortlisted for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize in 2016 and received an Eric Gregory Award for her pamphlet Girl B, which was published as part of the New Generation African Poets series in 2017. An alumna of both the Barbican Young Poets and Octavia Poetry Collectives, as well as a Complete Works and Instituto Sacatar fellow, Bulley has held residencies internationally in the US, Brazil, and the V&A. In 2019, she was awarded a TECHNĒ scholarship for fully-funded doctoral research at Royal Holloway, University of London; and in 2022 her debut collection, Quiet, circling around ideas of Black interiority, intimacy and selfhood, was published by Faber. Bulley is also the director of MOTHER TONGUES, an intergenerational poetry, film and translation project exploring the indigenous linguistic heritages of Black poets, supported by Autograph and Arts Council England. She explores this territory in the recordings shared here with poems testing the various mediations of language on identity, the bridging and estrangements, through the use of form and dialect and the interplay of distance and closeness.

Saturday 4 March


Malvern St James Girls School


Malvern St James Girls School

15 Avenue Road


WR14 3BA

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