Zodwa Nyoni is a Zimbabwean-born performance poet, playwright and actor based in Leeds. She started writing in 2005 with Leeds Young Authors (LYA). Since then she has performed alongside national and international poets such as Jackie Kay, E.G Bailey and Ugochi Nwaogwugwu. She competed at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in New York City in 2006 and won a one-year poets residency at BBC Radio Leeds in 2006.
Her awards include a Leeds Black Achievers Award Â for the Arts (2011) and a Yorkshire African Merit Award (2010). Her work has appeared in Sable LitMag (Word From Africa Issue 2008), Suitcase Book of Love Poems (2008) andÂ Aesthetica Creative Works 2009.
Her debut play, â€™The Povo Die Till Freedom Comesâ€™ (2010) toured nationally from November- December with Freedom Studios (Bradford) as part of their Street Voices 3 program.
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