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D'bi Young Anitafrika is a Visiting Artist at the University of Victoria in the Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts

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D’bi.Young Anitafrika is an award-winning African-Jamaican-Canadian actor, playwright and performance artist who lives at the intersections of poetry, theatre, arts education and scholarship. She is the published author of eight plays (including Androgyne, The Sankofa Trilogy and Lukumi: A Dub Opera), three collections of poetry, six dub poetry albums, a comic book and a deck of instructional cards containing her Anitafrika Method. Specializing in what she terms Biomyth Monodrama, Anitafrika creates one-person theatre plays comprised of music, poetry, dance and drama that chronicle the stories of global peoples and our quests for self-actualization through highlighting complex, multi-dimensional Black womxn protagonists. She will be reading excerpts from her autobiography-in-progress, Memoir of an Ugly Duckling.

  • 10:00-11:25amWRIT 440: Writing Business visit, Cornett 108, with Marita Dachsel (instructor)

  • 12:00-1:30 pm: LUNCH, University Club Lunch and Conversation with Writing and Theatre Department

  • 2:30-3:15pm: WRIT 100: Introduction to Writing presentation, ECS 125, with Marita Dachsel and Lee Henderson (instructors)