9 February 2013

Kenya: Jamaica's Poet Staceyann Chin to Perform in Kenya

Spoken word poet, performing artiste and LGBT rights political activist Jamaican Staceyann Chin is set to perform in Kenya on February 15, 2013.

The poet whose work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Pittsburgh Daily, and has been featured on 60 Minutes will be performing at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel at 7:30 pm. Staceyann's voice was featured on "The Oprah Show," where she spoke candidly about her experiences of growing up on the island and the dire consequences of her coming out there.

Through her work she seeks to question the oppression and the limitations of identity, race, class, sexuality and belonging.

Staceyann who jets in tomorrow has toured internationally, held poetry workshops worldwide and performed in London, Denmark, Germany, South Africa and now, Nairobi.

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