Kiraya Kawesa is a spoken word artist from the UK, who released his latest spoken word piece Are We In The Same Race? on 16/02/2020.
Are We In The Same Race? is a poem on the experience of a young black man in a white space.
The piece derived from a poetry event Kiraya Kawesa attended. He was surprised that the majority of the audience were elderly white people. Regardless of being in this predicament and treated in an unpleasant manner, he stayed to share his poem.
The title Are We In The Same Race? touches on the fact that not everyone sees each other as equals because of our skin colour. The poem encourages pushing through boundaries that limit us from growing. Kiraya Kawesa could of walked away the moment he was greeted, but he knew life threw him in at the deep end for a reason.