Khairani Barokka

Indonesia-United Kingdom

Khairani Barokka is a writer and artist from Jakarta, currently based in London. Her work has been presented extensively, in 16 countries, and centres forms of disability justice as anti-colonial praxis. Okka was a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change, an NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow, and Modern Poetry in Translation’s Inaugural Poet-in-Residence. Her interdisciplinary artwork has been an Artforum Must-See. She is currently Associate Artist at the UK’s National Centre for Writing, and Researcher-in-Residence and Research Fellow at University of the Arts London’s Decolonising Arts Institute. Okka is co-editor of “Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back”, author-illustrator of “Indigenous Species” (Tilted Axis; Vietnamese translation by Red, AJAR Press) and of debut poetry collection “Rope” (Nine Arches).