Poet spotlight: Afeefa Omar

by | May 30, 2023 | Poet spotlight

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Afeefa Omar is a poet and a student of life.

She grew up in Capen Town and began writing poetry and short stories at a young age to make sense of the world around her.

She often writes to navigate the physical and metaphysical borders between people. In 2016 she joined the C.Y.P.H.E.R youth hub under Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement and shared her work with people for the first time.

Since then, she has featured on various poetry and literature platforms including Rioters in Session, the Open Book Festival, Poetry Potion Magazine, UCT’s Dreaming Feminist Futures Symposium (2018) and Woordfees (2020).

Afeefa is passionate about using poetry to challenge the boundaries imposed on narrative and to reclaim the lost voice.”