AfroGerman week: Poet Olumide Popoola

Olumide Popoola is a Nigerian German performer, poet and writer. She has performed internationally, increasingly also as a guest lecturer or speaker and collaborates with other artists and musicians.

In Germany she is known especially as one of the editors (and contributor) of the anthology ‘Talking Home' (bluemoonpress 1999) and for winning the May Ayim Award for Poetry in 2004, the first International Black German Literary Award.

Her blog:

Olumide Popoola's work is inspired by Afro-German Poet May Ayim. So it's interesting to see them both performing (in this post).