We are proud to announce that our own Afra Atiq has won the ADMAF creativity award 2017. This makes her the first Emirati poet to ever win this award since it’s inception in 1996.
Afra Atiq is now the first award winning Emirati spoken word poet, writing and performing poetry since the year 2000. She calls herself the “traveling poet” having performed several times in the USA, Kuwait, Qatar, and the first Emirati spoken word artist to have performed in all seven emirates. She is also the first Emirati to ever perform at the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe in New York & the only Emirati to perform at the Bowery Poetry Club and win the PoetsNY poetry slam at the same venue.
She has always been keen on giving back to the artistic & literary community, and made it her personal mission to voluntarily help foster young Emirati female writers. she is one of the founding members of Untitled Chapters and an excellent mentor to several of its members. She also held several workshops across the different emirates including areas such as Al Ruwais and the western region with ADMAF.
You can know more about Afra Atiq and her work through her website: ww.afraatiq.com.
You can watch her award winning poem by clicking here. 🙂