Christine-Jean Blain

I am many things, an educator, a writer, a performer but above all I am a storyteller. Whether writing fiction or poetry I use words to paint a picture of the way things are or, at least, could be. As an educator I use my experience, passion and creativity to a build a bridge between what is occurring in our global society and its relevance to our local communities.

Currently, I teach and reside in Dubai, UAE. I am the author of Lighting the Back Home, a self published collection of prose and poetry. My work can be found in African Voices literary Magazine, and most recently, A Limed Jewel , poetry anthology written in aid to Haiti compiled and edited by The Black Londoners Appeal and Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair, created and edited by Michael July.

When I am not teaching the Social Sciences, I am lecturing, facilitating writing workshops and performing. I am a former Hedgebrook Fellow, a Cave Canem workshop participant and a founding member of Dusks Daughters arts Collective.