Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene

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Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene is an Ijaw and Urhobo Nigerian dyke performance activist, poet, dancer, educator, actress and mixed-media visual artist. She engages a radical vulnerability and candor in her artwork and uses storytelling to build authentic human connection through passionate artistic expression. Etaghene has produced four solo art exhibitions and performed internationally. She is the founder of Sugarcane, an LGBTQ Of Color writing workshop based in the principles of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People. She wrote and performed in two multi-media one-woman shows, Volcano’s Birthright{s} and GUAVA. Etaghene has published 4 chapbooks of poetry: afrocrown: fierce poetry (2000), write or die (2004), tongue twisted transcontinental sis ...more

Average rating: 4.1 · 21 ratings · 6 reviews · 2 distinct works
For Sizakele

4.10 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2015
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For Sizakele by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene
"The prose in For Sizakele is luscious yet easy to follow, and I read the entire book in one day because the characters captivated me so much. This is a book that glows with not only the author's culture but also queer identity and love of African/..." Read more of this review »
Yvonne Etaghene and 1 other person liked Umber Ghauri's review of For Sizakele:
For Sizakele by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene
"I read this book in two sittings. Easily could have in one but I TRIED to savour it.
It's a book that finds, in one sentence, a way to pull out a deeper part of you. And it does it with a sharp, but lush style. How can language be so textured and..." Read more of this review »
Yvonne Etaghene voted for For Sizakele as Best Fiction in the Opening Round of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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