Paula Obe

  • Paula  Obe
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Singer, Poet, Storyteller
Principal country concerned : Column : Poetry / story telling

Paula Obè is a performance poet who has been performing for the past 20 years. She combines music and words to create a sound all her own. She has performed twice at The Women's Voices Festival, Ottawa, and at events in Barbados, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Guyana, New York and in her home country, Trinidad & Tobago.

Paula has had poems published in such journals as Fireweed - Canada, Community of Poets and Pulsar – England, plus anthologies in the USA, Venezuela and T&T. In 1999 her first book of poems entitled "Passages" was published by The New Voices of T&T.  In 2001, her second book "Walking a Thin Line" was published by Ride the Wind Publishers in Vancouver, Canada. In 2009 she had two poems published in the prestigious POUI Cave Hill Literary annual magazine. In 2012, she published her third poetry collection entitled "She Comes."
Obè has also produced two poetry Cds. "Afterbirth" and "Not so Soft".  In 2000, together with another poet formed Fishink Press, producers of the 10 Sisters Show. An annual show of some of the best female poets and singer-songwriters in T&T.

Paula currently lives in Trinidad & Tobago, where she is the Director of Bamboo Talk Press, a publishing organisation with a focus on Caribbean writers.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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