Tenderness with Titilope Sonuga

February 16, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Edmonton's Poet Laureate Titilope Sonuga, '08 BSc(CivEng), brings her poetry of hope, healing and the capacity for tenderness in challenging times to the University of Alberta. In this virtual performance, Sonuga will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Enoch Attey in a fusion of poetry and music. An in-depth conversation will follow with Rayanne Haines exploring Sonuga's life and work, and the transformative power of the arts.


Titilope Sonuga, '08 BSc(CivEng),  is a poet and performer whose work grasps for moments of tenderness and persistent joy at the intersection of blackness and womanhood. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Down to Earth (2011), Abscess (2014), and This Is How We Disappear (2019) and has released two spoken word albums, Mother Tongue (2011) and Swim (2019). Titilope has written three plays, The Six; an intergenerational exploration of womanhood, Naked; a one-woman play and Ada The Country, a musical. She has scripted advertising campaigns for global brands and was an actor on the hit television series Gidi Up, which aired across Africa. She is the 9th Poet Laureate of the City of Edmonton.


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