Artist and poet Amanda Holiday was born in Sierra Leone and came to live in the UK at the age of 5. She completed a degree in Fine Art at Wimbledon and exhibited in landmark black art shows including ‘The Image Employed’ and ‘Black Art - Plotting The Course’.
Holiday moved into film & scriptwriting - directing a number of short experimental films for the Arts Council, BFI and Channel 4. Between 2001-10, she lived in Cape Town where she wrote and directed several educational television series.
Her chapbook 'The Art Poems' was published in April 2018 as part of New Generation African Poets (Tano) chapbox series from Akashic books (US). Her text ‘A Posthumous Conversation about Black Art’ was published in the first edition of Critical Fish Journal (see blog for info). She completed the Poetry MA at UEA in 2019 and has poems due in publications internationally.
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