As part of our series of spoken word events we are delighted to be sharing the work of poet Rakaya Fetuga in celebration of National Writing Day on 23 June 2021.
National Writing Day celebrates the power of writing creatively as a way of self expression. Rakaya's work joins conversations on overlapping identities, faith and culture as self-affirmation, through poetry, fiction and theatre.
Rakaya Fetuga is a poet, facilitator and events producer based in London of Ghanaian and Nigerian heritage.
In 2017, Rakaya won the Spread the Word Poetry Prize and won the Roundhouse Poetry Slam the following year. Rakaya holds an MA in Fiction Writing from Royal Holloway University of London. Rakaya's commissions include work for the BBC, Bloomberg Philanthropies with Vanity Fair, English Touring Theatre and Kyra TV. In 2020 Rakaya curated a 10-week workshop course in collaboration with Apple as part of Made in LDN arts engagement programme. An advocate for self-expression, Rakaya hosts an open mic in NW London and works with the Poetry Society to support other young writers nurture their talent.
Find out more about Rakaya's work here.