Podcast Interview with Wana Udobang, Nigerian Journalist, Poet & Filmmaker
Wana Udobang is a Nigeria-based freelance journalist, poet and documentary filmmaker who works at the intersection of women’s rights, social justice, climate change, culture and the arts. She has worked with the BBC Radio4, BBC World Service, Inspiration FM, The Guardian, among other media outlets.
In 2016 Wana was long listed for the One World Media award in the Women’s Rights in Africa award category. She has received the International Reporting Project(IRP) Fellowship, IWMF Great Lakes Reporting Fellowship, and the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism. Her work as a poet has been featured at the British Library’s Word, Symbol and Song exhibition.
Wana’s poetry albums “Dirty Laundry” and “In Memory of Forgetting” explore trauma, womanhood, love and self-renewal. Wana’s documentary works include Sensitive Skin, Nylon, which is a short documentary on grief,and the video series Warriors , which explores the lives of people with sickle cell disease. She is creator of the interview series Culture Diaries, which features conversations with prominent players in the African art and culture scene.
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