d’bi.young anitafrika is a triple Dora-award winning author of twelve produced plays, seven distributed Dub albums and four published collections of poetry. d’bi.young anitafrika is also the recipient of nine Dora nominations, a KM Hunter Theatre award, a Mayor’s Arts award, a Vital People award, a Toronto Leadership Lab Fellow alumni, and a finalist for both the Ontario Premier Arts Award and the William Kilbourn Award.
Hxr first three poetry collections were Art on Black (2005), rivers … and other blackness … between us (2007) and Sankofa: Blood. Claat, Benu, and Word! Sound! Powah! (2017). In 2019, d’bi.young published hxr fourth collection of poetry—dubbin poetry—and the second book in hxr Dubbin Series—Dubbin Monodrama Anthology 1: Black Masculinities in African Diaspora Theatre. Hxr current PhD autoethnography entitled Seeking Being Humxn, centres on decolonial performance, praxis and pedagogy in theatre. Her latest projects include developing a new video-series called decolonize dis!, working as Theatre Interventionist on the UN’s Resilience Fund Fellowship and completing her forthcoming anthology Dubbin Theatre: The Collected Plays of d’bi.young anitafrika.