ABOUT THE BOOK
JJ Bola has published three collections of poetry; Elevate (2012), Daughter of the Sun (2014) and WORD (2015). Refuge brings together, for the first time, all of JJ Bola’s poetry in one definitive collection.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
JJ BOLA is a Kinshasa born, London raised writer, poet, educator and workshop facilitator. He performs regularly at shows and festivals around the world. 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. No place To Call Home is JJ Bola’s debut novel.
JJ Bola in conversation with actress Cate Blanchett in Switzerland for the UN Refugee Agency
Our Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett is speaking live with refugee Aya Abdullah and former refugee JJ Bola on the power of storytelling.
Posted by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency on Monday, January 22, 2018
JJ Bola headlines at the MBIFL 2019 Literary Festival in Kerala, India