Junauda Petrus

Junauda Petrus is a creative activist, writer, playwright, and multi-dimensional performance artist who is Minneapolis-born, West-Indian descended, and African-sourced. Her work centers around Black wildness, Afro-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, spectacle and shimmer. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships to support her work, including a 2016 Jerome Film grant to write and direct an experimental and poetic web series called "Sweetness of Wild" about Black teens coming of age in Minneapolis. She is the co-founder of Free Black Dirt, an experimental arts production company.

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Author: Junauda Petrus
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus's bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.Trinidad. Sixteen-year...
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