Olumide Popoola

Olumide Popoola is a Nigerian German performer and author whose work extends and crosses genres. Her poetry and prose has been published in magazines, memoirs and anthologies in Germany, Slovenia, South Africa, USA, Sri Lanka, UK and Nigeria.

In 2004 she received the May Ayim Award, the first Black International Literature Award in Germany, for her poetry. She presents internationally as author, guest lecturer, speaker, and performer, often collaborating with musicians and other artists. Currently a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of East London (UK) she also works as Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing.

Her novella this is not about sadnesswas published in 2010 (Unrast Verlag, ‘insurrection notes’ series).