Flora (Flo) Chol is a writer, poet and activist hailing from South Sudan. Flora describes herself as ‘an earthy black woman writing things in a stream of literary consciousness’. Flora writes poetry and short stories which explore an unprovoked sense of creativity, the complexities in societies and the dynamics of growing up as a young South Sudanese woman in Diaspora. As a Pan Africanist, Flora explores many themes and discourses which promote a free, self-reliant and self-defining Africa.
She embodies these beliefs through arguments which mostly deconstruct present day neo-colonial regimes. Flora came to Australia with her mother and brothers and sister as a refugee in 2003. In her spare time, Flora is a devoted tea enthusiast, a reader and an MC (MC Flo).
Flora will be joining the session “Addressing Xenophobia and Racism ” on Tuesday 19 February from 1.00pm – 2.30pm.