Sitawa Namwalie

Sitawa Namwalie is a writer and performer. In 2008 her first dramatized poetry performance, Cut Off My Tongue, was successfully performed in Nairobi, and it was later selected for the Sundance Institute Theatre Program’s first East African Theatre Lab. Cut Off My Tongue was also featured by TED Talent Search in its global search for new and undiscovered performances. In 2014 Sitawa participated in the SPOKEN WOR:L:DS project, a collaboration between poets, hip hop musicians, and spoken word artists from Kenya and Berlin. She currently works as a development consultant in East Africa in the areas of environment, gender, and governance.

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