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In 2007 during his first UK tour, Yasus supported schools, colleges and universities enhancing overstanding about Black History, while exploring ways with groups how to live together in our plural societies. He was honoured at City College Birmingham as "Reggae Dub Poet and Historian in Residence" during the period of activities marking the Bicentenary of the Act which led the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Africans.

Travelling once again to Africa brought Yasus Afari closer to his roots, this time in The Gambia, to take part in a Colleges Conference with UK colleagues.

Patwa Taakin" is one of Yasus best loved poems and he uses his fluency and bi-lingual skills to perform in English and Jamaican. Yasus is creating a role as an "Ambassador for  Jamaican Language and Culture" and is supported by the Univeristy of the West Indies Jamaican Language Unit and the Learning Links International team.




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