Joice Zau

Cultures of Resistance Awardee — Angola
Joice Zau is a writer, poet, slammer, organizer of spoken poetry championships and social activist for human rights and feminism. She has twenty-four years of experience in a vocational cooperative and uses art with words to raise social and political awareness through competitions, events, debates, political acts and lectures. Zau has participated in the Copa America of Poetry Slam (Spoken Poetry) in Brazil. The victory after the period of social isolation led to her participation and victory in several other events online in the South American country, such as: SLAM Rasta, Guilhermina SLAM, Pretas SLAM, among others. Zau is part of the Third Division Intervention Movement: hip-hop movement that organizes demonstrations of art activities and political demonstrations in Angola. 
Zau received a Cultures of Resistance Award (CoR Award) in 2022 and will be using the award for poetry workshops.
Follow her on Instagram here to learn more about her work.
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