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Amerah Saleh a spoken word artist championing the Birmingham Poetry scene

Collaborating with our local Social Disrupters (our Young Generation), Amerah Saleh is Curator of Bearwood Street Festival's THE COMMON - SPOKEN WORD and explores the question: What would the world look like if we accepted that no-one belonged in one place?....but who is Amerah Saleh?

International Spoken Word Artist, born & bred Brummie, as seen on Goal Coast Commonwealth Closing Ceremony 2018, Amerah's Muslim Yemeni roots give her space to get lost and found on multiple occasions between identity. She is the Co-Founder of Verve Poetry Press and a General Manager at Young Giant, as part of Beatfreeks Collective. Amerah has performed all around Europe and has released her first collection called ‘I Am Not From Here’ in April 2018. Her work touches on identity, womanhood, religion and the obscure idea of belonging only to one place.

She is an artist who mixes passion with fiery intelligence and an uncanny insight into what it is to be a human.”

Poignant, funny, moving, exhilarating, passionate and inspiring, Amerah opens the Bearwood Street Festival at THE COMMON 12:00 9th June.

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