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JJ BOLA

WRITER|POET|EDUCATOR|HUMAN

"This was a compelling, compassionate

and nostalgic reading experience." 

"Such a loving and heartfelt story that taught me so much about the reality that so many UK families face. I'm excited to read more of JJ's work in the future." 

DEEP INSIDE THE HEARTS OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US, WE ARE ALL ALWAYS REACHING  FOR A PLACE THAT WE CAN CALL HOME
 

JJ BOLA is an established writer and poet of three collections; Elevate (2012), Daughter of the Sun (2014), and WORD (2015). His debut novel, No Place to Call Home, was first published in the UK in 2017. He was one of Spread the Word's Flight Associates 2017, and a Kit de Waal Scholar for the Birkbeck, University MA in Creative Writing.

JJ reads, speaks, workshops and performs all over London/the UK at various universities & festivals such as SOAS, Oxford, Kings College, Glastonbury festival, WOMAD, Cheltenham Literature festival, Africa writes and more. JJ has also made international appearances; Literary Crossroads, Goethe Institute Lagos, Writivism festival, Kampala, Devos - World Economic Forum, and a number of readings across the United States; Da Poetry Lounge, UCLA, Oakland Poetry Slam, and across Europe.

JJ BOLA is a writer and poet, of three collections; Elevate (2012), Daughter of the Sun (2014), and WORD (2015). His debut novel, No Place to Call Home, was first published in the UK in 2017. He was one of Spread the Word's Flight Associates 2017, and a Kit de Waal Scholar for the Birkbeck, University MA in Creative Writing. His next book, Mask Off : Masculinity Redefined, will be published in September 2019. 

JJ reads, speaks, workshops and performs all over London/the UK at various universities & festivals such as SOAS, Oxford, Kings College, Glastonbury festival, WOMAD, Cheltenham Literature festival, Africa writes and more. JJ has also made international appearances; Literary Crossroads, Goethe Institute Lagos, Writivism festival, Kampala, Devos - World Economic Forum, and a number of readings across the United States; Da Poetry Lounge, UCLA, Oakland Poetry Slam, and across Europe.

 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

25th July - OWN IT presents

OWN IT presents an evening of poetry featuring JJ Bola, Ashley Hickson-Lovence, and Derek Owusu. Hosted by Suli Breaks.

RECENT FEATURES

Interview with Cate Blachett for the UNHCR

Interview with Cate Blanchett featuring JJ Bola and Aya Mohammed on storytelling and refugees, World Economic Forum - Devos, 22/01/2018

Contact Me

JJ BOLA

based in London, United Kingdom

Represented by Pontas Agency

For specific enquiries to do with No Place to Call Home, please contact publisher Crystal Mahey-Morgan at OWN IT!

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