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U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo

October 20, Dudley Square
U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo is a multi-award-winning international bestselling author and Top 10 charted soul singer. She is a native of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa, and is based in Boston. She has delivered several hundred high-impact workshops taught through the mediums of poetry, the spoken word, music, film, and theatre. Mhlaba-Adebo is an adjunct professor at Endicott College in Boston. Her poetry collection, Soul Psalms, became an instant international bestseller prior to its official launch. She has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, from Harvard University and Boston Opera House to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston plus dozens more renowned venues including the Africa University, Zimbabwe. On the sporting front, Mhlaba-Adebo is a member of the National Black Marathoners’ Association and is a respected 5K running mentor to young people in the Boston area.