Piriye (Piri) Altraide is a Nigerian born writer, spoken-word artist and self-proclaimed dancefloor extraordinaire. Having escaped Perth and her past life as a Chartered Accountant, she is now a Melbournian undertaking a Masters in Creative Writing. Piriye’s work centres on identity, belonging and the journey to self-acceptance in the context of the African-Australian diaspora. Piriye has featured at Afro Hub, The Howler and for Multicultural Arts Victoria. She is a 2014 Perth Poetry Slam finalist, co-curator of RMIT’s Unlecture series, and has had her work published in Mirrors of Africa, Myriad, The Lifted Brow and Milk Crates.
FOLK Magazine and its team acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which it is based and on which we live, meet and work. We recognise the role that migrant and other new settler communities have in the continued colonial project and commit to actively disrupting it. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Always Was. Always Will Be. Aboriginal Land.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.