POET | FILMMAKER | PERFORMER

Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

Ngwatilo Mawiyoo is a Callaloo Fellow twice shortlisted for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize, her poems appear in “Transition”, “Wasafiri”, “Obsidian”, “The Malahat”, and elsewhere.

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Biography

Poet, filmmaker, and performer Ngwatilo Mawiyoo is the author of two chapbooks, “Blue Mothertongue” (2010), “Dagoretti Corner” (2016), and the EP “Introducing Ngwatilo” (2011). A Callaloo Fellow twice shortlisted for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize, her poems appear in “Transition”, “Wasafiri”,Obsidian”,The Malahat”, and elsewhere.

Ngwatilo is a graduate of The University of British Columbia’s MFA in Creative Writing program. She is writer/director on the short film “Joy’s Garden” (2020), selected to screen at Zanzibar and Pan African Film Festivals, among others. Her forthcoming short is a magical realism drama currently in post-production.

Performance

Virtual | Monday October 3, 2022 | 5:00 PM EST