Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: Before she died on 28 December, 2012

at the age of 78, the renowned American poet and and human rights activist [Jayne Cortez] had instructed her family that she be buried in Africa, the place she called home.

The late poet was an all round artist: a poet, performer , theatre director and an active change agent. Besides writing a couple of poetry works published with her imprint, Bola Press,Cortez founded the Watts Repertory Theatre company for which she served as it's artistic director.

from Vanguard: Nigeria: Jayne Cortez--African American Poet
then Art for Humanity: Jayne Cortez dies at 78


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