June 26, 2014
For Sizakele: A Performative Excerpt
Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene
Tickets: $12 – $20
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
QCC will announce the new date for this show in its July newsletter.
For Sizakele is a soul-stirring, lyrically beautiful novel that addresses queer African gender, transcontinental identity, inter-partner violence and how we love as the ultimate illuminator of who we are. This dynamic event features a powerful, performative excerpt of the novel, followed by an engaging talk back that will invite the exploration of issues of Queer African love, sexuality and activism. This performance is the second event of the international book tour and is a celebration of the over 13 years of love, work, sweat, passion and magic it has taken to bring forth this very necessary book. For Sizakele will be available for sale at this event and Etaghene will blissfully sign as many copies as you want.
Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene is an Ijaw and Urhobo Nigerian dyke performance activist, poet, dancer, writer, actress and video artist. She engages a radical vulnerability and candor in her artwork and uses storytelling to build authentic human connection through passionate artistic expression. Etaghene is a mixed-media visual artist who has produced four solo art exhibitions and has performed internationally. She was interviewed by and was a Contributing Writer to None on Record: Stories of Queer Africa, a digital media project that collects the stories of LGBT Africans from the African Continent and the Diaspora. Etaghene is the founder of Sugarcane, an LGBTQ Of Color writing workshop based in the principles of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People. GUAVA, her second one woman show, a multi-media performance about queer African identity debuted in 2013. Her second album of poetry, Nigerian Dyke Realness, drops in 2014. Etaghene’s first novel, For Sizakele, which addresses Queer African love, identity and inter-partner violence, will be released June 20, 2014. www.myloveisaverb.com, twitter: @myloveisaverb, youtube.com/AfrocrownDiva