Amani Saeed

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Amani Saeed

Amani Saeed

The Yoniverse

Amani Saeed is a London-born American-British-Indian-Middle-Eastern-etc spoken word artist. She is a member of the poetry collective The Yoniverse and hosts its open mic night, Golden Tongue. Her work tackles a range of issues including the struggles of having a multifaceted identity, how to love after abuse, and being a ‘bad Muslim.’ Amani’s poetry has been described as ‘electric,’ ‘strident,’ and ‘brave.’ Her debut collection of poetry, Split, was published with Burning Eye Books.

 

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