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Friday, 29 April, 2022

Vira Paky

A young Congolese-Kiwi-South African woman, Vira is Chairperson of the New Zealand National Refugee Youth Council, which advocates for, engages & supports refugee background youth around Aotearoa New Zealand. Vira is an outstanding poet who writes about intersections of feminism, race, African identity and many other poignant topics. In this episode we talk about Vira’s poetry, being true to her voice, black-kiwi representation in New Zealand, what it means to be an advocate in this day and age, and Vira's “hot take” on young people and the future.

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