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Wana Udobang is a multi-disciplinary storyteller working at the intersection of writing, poetry, performance and film. She has three studio albums Dirty Laundry, In memory of forgetting and Transcendence, which interrogate memory, familial bonds, healing and joy. She has been commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Deutsches Museum and ThankYou Australia as well as performed across Africa, Europe and North America. Wana runs Comfort Food poetry workshop which uses memories around food as a conduit to create poems that become recipes for joy. She also curates Culture Diaries; an archival project which uses multi-platform storytelling to document African artists. She is a 2021 University of IOWA International writing residency fellow.

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Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia is a lawyer, academic, and writer. She holds a doctorate in law from Dalhousie University and works in the areas of health, gender and violence against women and children. Cheluchi divides her time between Lagos, Nigeria and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Louisa Onomé is an organizer for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), which works to bring attention to diverse authors and stories, and has previously participated in the London Writers’ Fair. Onomé, a Nigerian-Canadian, holds a bachelor’s degree in professional writing from York University. She lives in the Toronto area and when not writing, she works in counselling.

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