Wednesday, June 9, 2021

7:30-8:30PM, PST



What does Nigerian Dyke Feminism taste like, look like? Through the experience of YANGA GODDESS, Yvonne Onakeme Etaghene uses dance, poetry and monologue to create space for mourning, self-definition, and breath for African Queer women and non-binary people to be themselves on their own terms.


Yvonne Onakeme Etaghene is an Ijaw Urhobo Nigerian dyke poet, performer, author, dancer, playwright, visual artist and fashion designer. Yvonne wrote and acted in two one-woman shows: Volcano’s Birthright{s} and GUAVA. In 2015, she was awarded the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in short story fiction. She is the author of For Sizakele, a novel that addresses African lesbian/bisexual identity, love, intimate partner violence, and gender. Her mixed media visual art has been featured in four solo art exhibitions. She has published four poetry chapbooks and her writing has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Etaghene is the founder and creative director of Ankara Queen by Yv. Etaghene, a Nigerian fashion clothing and accessories line that provides space for a plethora of gender expressions while honoring and reimagining traditional Nigerian styles.

Etaghene created Sugarcane, a BIPOC writing workshop that was held first in Oakland, then Toronto and at Oberlin College. She is the host of the NIGERIAN DYKE REALNESS Podcast. Etaghene has performed in Nigeria, Brasil, South Africa, Canada, Britain and in the U.S. She received a B.A. from Oberlin College, a Master’s from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Antioch University. She was the Poet-in-Residence at University of California, Berkeley’s Poetry for the People Program in 2019 and in 2020 was Poet-In-Residence at Five Cowries Initiative, a Nigerian arts education organization.

www.myloveisaverb.com www.nigeriandykerealness.com
Twitter + Instagram: @myloveisaverb; @ankaraqueendom.

June 9, 2021

7:30PM – 8:30PM PST



Closed Captioned


Queer Rebel Fest Image
Fresh Meat Artists
Future Is Queer Country
QWOCMAP poster
Pic of Gina Stella dell'Assunta
Key image for MASCellaneous
Black background with white letters and three people seating. It describes the show's name and the artists.
Flyer with queer dancers and artists for the Queer Afro Latin Dance Festival