Ahdri Zhina Mandiela

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ahdri zhina mandiela (born May 10, 1953) is a Toronto-based dub poet, theatre producer, and artistic director.[1] She has gained worldwide acclaim for her books, music recordings, film, theatre and dance productions.[2][3] Mandiela is the founder and artistic director of "b current",[4] a not-for-profit performance arts company in Toronto.

In 2006 she was selected to write and direct a project for Winnie Mandela as part of the 50th anniversary of the South African Women's Liberation Movement.[5]


Books and music[edit]

  • Speshal Rikwes [Poems in Dialect] (p. 1985)[6]
  • Dark Diaspora... in Dub (p. 1991) [7]
  • step into my head (1995)[8]


  • A Midsummer Night's Dream with "a contemporary, urban interpretation with a Caribbean twist." (2007)[9]
  • "Who Knew Grannie: A Dub Aria" (2010)


  • on/black/stage/women a documentary covering 30 years of contributions made by Black women to Toronto's theatre scene.


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