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Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene

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Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene Poet, Playwright & Performance Artist, Lenelle Moïse describes Fly's verse as "free, fierce, insightful, romantic, chatty, hilarious, confidential and confident. Her imagery is explosive and precise. In performance, she roars like a renegade, seductively stomps, suspends a moment of searching and always, always inspires. She is flight in progress, a dyke to watch out for, as striking as a butterfly."
Fly is a Nigerian dyke performance activist, poet, dancer, essayist, playwright and actress who was born with a mouth full of dynamite and sugarcane. Fly uses her poetry to chisel a verbal sculpture of her soul for listeners while addressing issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, war, imperialism, love, self esteem and family. Fly has self-published three collections of poetry, toured nationally and performed in over 25 u.s. cities. Fly's one woman show, Volcano's Birthright{s}, debuted in May 2009 in New York City. Fly will be touring internationally with her one woman show. For more info on her work please visit www.myloveisaverb.com and check out her video blog at www.youtube.com/AfrocrownDiva

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