Sista Zai Zanda
Sista Zai Zanda is a storyteller, educator and curator of the Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe – an Afro-Literary matinée of beats, performance and poetry. Since 2015, Zai has spoiled audiences in Melbourne and Sydney with over 100 performances by African and First Nations storytellers including feature performances by renowned international artists Mahogany L Browne (NYC, Nuyorican Poets Cafe), Inua Ellams (Nigeria/UK), Kat François (Trinidad/UK) and Jive Poetic (NYC).
Amongst career highlights, Zai has co-produced a sold out Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe event at Arts Centre Melbourne (#BlackGirlMagic), worked as a Youth Zone consultant for one of Africa’s top 10 international arts festivals, hosted the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival Opening Night Gala, curated and produced live radio broadcasts of the Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe and is currently engaged as an Artistic Associate with Melbourne’s Due West Festival.
Freed Verse: Poetry and Transformation
Neil Morris, Kaveh Akbar, Sista Zai Zanda, Abdul Hammoud, Hawiine
Parliament: Melbourne, 2008
Alison Croggon, Beth Driscoll, Lili Wilkinson, Lachlann Carter, Christine Gordon, Marian Blythe, Shalini Kunahlan, Sam Cooney, Jax Jacki Brown, Sista Zai Zanda, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Elizabeth Flux, Claire G. Coleman, Justine Hyde, Candy Bowers, Emilie Collyer, Kirsty Murray, Eleanor Jackson, Alia Gabres
Parliament: Melbourne, 2018
Alison Croggon, Beth Driscoll, Christine Gordon, Lili Wilkinson, Lachlann Carter, Marian Blythe, Shalini Kunahlan, Sam Cooney, Jax Jacki Brown, Sista Zai Zanda, Elizabeth Flux, Claire G. Coleman, CB Mako, Justine Hyde, Candy Bowers, Emilie Collyer, Kirsty Murray, Alia Gabres, Eleanor Jackson
We Are United
Sally Rugg, Sista Zai Zanda, Jean Tong, Amos Roach, Alistair Baldwin, Selina Jenkins, Alex Morris, Tejopala Rawls, Luke Hilakari