Department of English

Otoniya Okot Bitek bears witness in Shadbolt Fellowship

January 26, 2021

By Geoff Gilliard

Otoniya Okot Bitek is a poet in the tradition of the Acholi from northern Uganda.

Acholi poets, painters, singers and dancers bring people together through their art which usually involves social commentary.

Okot Bitek is one of four Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities for 2020-2021. Her residency is being hosted by the Department of English.

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