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Jaz is a writer and artist-curator, employing the Afro-Speculative to explore social space, community, and culture-building.

Her writing tends to manifest as research, articles, artistic responses, and stories; exploring themes of faith, diaspora and Pan Africanism, speculative Blackness, existentialism and aftermaths. 

A Call to All Guardians of the Black [British] Village

March 2024. Article. Laku Neg.

Ishmail DeNiro invites us into the Saracen's Head

February 2024. Article. Foyer Magazine.

The Mamahood Space: Motherhood Can Be Lonely, So This Brummie Mummy Decided To Address It

October 2023. Article. Black Ballad.

Till It's Done: Heterotopias & Pocket Universes

June 2023. Article. Commissioned by SLUICE under theme 'Specificity'.

Practice as Rehearsals of Speculative Futures

June 2023. Exhibition text for Disagreements as Domains of Nausea and Elation, curated by Nimco Kulmiye Hussein at The Austrian Cultural Forum (London).

Amartey Golding's 'Chainmail 3': A Sanctuary for Self-Actualisation

April 2023. Exhibition text for Amartey Golding's In the Comfort of Embers. Commissioned by The Power Plant Gallery (Toronto).

A Cleaner's Lament 

(or The Umpteenth Existential Crisis)

19 September 2022. Poem. Performed at Digbeth Art Space for Grace Ndiritu's 'Grief: A Love Letter' (All About Love), curated by Zarina Rossheart, April 2023. BUILDHOLLYWOOD.

EARTHSTRONG

2022. Screenplay. Commissioned by the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre (De Montfort University). First showcased at the Creating Joy Film Festival, April 2022.

Get a Life

2022. Song. Commissioned in response to Keith Piper's 'Jet Black Futures' exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall. First performed with Cellist Millicent James & The Word Life Corral, April 2022.

In Loving Memory of Errol

2021-22. Publication. Commissioned in response to Keith Piper's 'A Ship Called Jesus' exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. 

Firmament

2021. Song. Commissioned in response to Keith Piper's 'A Ship Called Jesus' exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. First Performed with Cellist Millicent James, The Word Life Corral & Ikon Youth Programme, August 2021.

Blackbirds 2017

2021. Poem. Just An Illusion.

LEGACY 

2021. Poem. Commissioned in response to the theme of 'a liberated future' by MAIA for The Spatial Imagination symposium, January 2021.

ALONE TIME

2020. Monologue. SLAMinutes.

Reflecting on 'Atlantics'

2019. Article. Black Ballad.

ELLIPSES

2018. Screenplay. Troy Aidoo.

MAGSMAN

2018. Screenplay. BRMTWN.

RELATIONS

2018. Duologue. Deadman Theatre.

BrOtherhood x Gender

2018. Academic Essay.

The Office x Microaggressions

2017. Academic Essay.

Insecure x HBO

2017. Academic Essay.

Attack the Block x White Gaze

2017. Academic Essay.

Reservoir Dogs x White Masculinity

2016. Academic Essay.

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