China’s Gold Poetry Champion To Compete for China in Finals

Damarea Ogbuewu

Damarea Ogbuewu, 16, is breaking records and making history as she is ready to compete for China in yet another national literary arts event for poetry. Making her poetry debut in December of 2021, she won gold after losing the competition in the 2019 preliminaries, beating Ying Chang Compestine, a Chinese author. Ogbuewu, who hails from South Carolina, United States is Nigerian-American but has used her cultural skills of four languages to compete in poetry competitions for writing awards.

In June of 2022, with her poetry tournament piece, 'What God Said That', she began speaking for LGBTQ+ in the Catholic Church, which she will perform for the competition under the FoFG Poetry Competition for The Society of Classical Poets. Ogbuewu who is currently training for the compeition that takes place in August has joined a compeition and is also in the running for the African Writer's Award. After attending the Women's Conference in Bejing this past May, she mentioned that she wants 'to create an enviorment where there is a

In that compeition, she has performed and submitted 'Maybe This Day' which is under the theme of 'HOPE' that the 16-year-old wrote for her African heritage and the struggles faced, but with that, there is still hope under the circumstances many face not just in Africa. Many across the world are anticipating such a historical moment, specifically in China and Nigeria as she is defining odds for the world where world are very powerful and can be your power.


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