JJ BOLA is a Kinshasa born, London raised writer, poet, educator and workshop facilitator. He performs regularly at shows and festivals such as well as Universities such as SOAS, UCL, Oxford or Standford University and other public institutions. JJ Bola’s work is centred on a narrative of empowerment, humanisation, healing of trauma as well as discovery of self through art, literature and poetry. He believes that the true purpose of art is to expose the reality of this world and how to, most importantly, survive it.
JJ Bola is author of debut novel No Place to Call Home and has a definitive anthology of poetry entitled Refuge.