Thuli Zuma (South Africa)

Thuli Zuma is a South African, a teller of stories, a part-time awesomeist (one who makes things awesome) and a full time human being. An actor by training and poet by passion, Thuli has shared her work and heart on stage and screen alike both nationally and internationally, from Johannesburg the glittering city of gold, to Paris, the glowing city of lights.

Thuli was placed second at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam, represented New York at the 2013 National Poetry Slam, and represented the United States of America at the 2013 World Cup of Poetry Slam in Paris. She is the 2013 Urbana New York Grand Slam Champion. A purveyor of fine quality hugs, she loves adventures and dappled shade.