• Poet | Organiser | Writer

    Soreti B Kadir

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  • My respect & solidarity to the traditional owners of the land on which I write & create, the Kulin Nation. I extend this respect & solidarity to all First Nations people of Australia - a People of many Nations and Clans.

    Sovereignty was never ceded, the struggle is still alive.


    Soreti is an Oromo poet, organiser and writer. Her artistry is a method of storytelling and worldly exploration. She performers and writes with adamant faith that her expression may inspire people to live larger than themselves, to care deeper than this world permits and to believe, really believe, that justice is our right.


    Co-founder and organiser at In Our Own Words, Soreti has featured at festivals such as Emerge in the West, Next Stop Melbourne, National Young Writers Festival (Aus), Emerging Young Writers Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival & Melbourne Festival. She has supported shows for Canadian spoken word artist, Tanya Evanson, local powerhouses Luka Lesson, Zohab Zee Khan. November 2015, she self-published a book of poetry - 'Siyaanne'.   

    Her artistry has also lead her to presenting her work in Washington DC at the Oromo Studies Association’s 29th Annual Conference in 2015.

  • Past + Upcoming + Current

    Events, Gigs, Interviews + more

    Upcoming: 10 Years of Akala Tour (Melbourne support)


    BAFTA and MOBO Award-winning hip hop artist, writer and historian Akala returns for his '10 Years Of Akala' tour. Culminating a decades worth of work of the true social warrior, the iconic and outspoken UK stalwart is to bring his unique and praised speaking events and live performances to Australian shores this December.

    Tix for Melb show: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/akala-uk-tickets-29206051085

    Upcoming: GriffinSpeak


    GriffinSpeak is a celebration of artists of diverse backgrounds and styles with a focus on creating space for their stories as they would have them told.


    Sugar Canes


    Video featuring Sugar Canes, written and performed by Soreti B Kadir. 

    Past: Oromia Media Network


    An interview in Afaan Oromoo & English.

    'How Many Screams?' by Manal & Soreti

    Poetry (collaboration)

    Poem written and performed by Manal Younus and Soreti Kadir
    Facebook: Manal Younus
    Film by Izzy Films

    OdaacityE04-Identity in Diaspora Pt 2: The Evolving Role of the Diaspora in Conflict Resolution


    Odaacity is a platform for meaningful conversations, critical deliberation, and pushing of boundaries on the most important issues facing Ethiopia today.

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    Interested in talking poetry, politics, panels, articles or anything else? Get at me!