Sasa Afredi

Sasa Afredi

"Somewhere in America, two Kabuli Refugees crashed into each other like comets, and there, twirling gracefully, right in the center of the crater they left behind them was Sasa Afredi. Born in South County, California, raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Sasa teaches, writes, leads literacy workshops, performs and travels whenever possible. At UC Davis, where she got her degrees in International Relations and Middle East & South Asian Studies, she was part of the nationally renowned poetry collective SickSpits. While coaching the first Sacramento-Area, HBO’s Brave New Voices team for Youth Speaks, she got into the USDS Peace Corps. Sasa lived in Zambia for a lovely while. There, she learned quite a few things about quite a few things. She was also thrilled to recently serve as a Program Leader for the Student Diplomacy Corps in France. None know for sure, but some say she spends any free time roaming the corners and back-alleys of the world, delighting and provoking those she comes across with rhymes and riddles.