Anisa Nandaula was born in Kampala, Uganda and moved to Australia at the age of 8. Through growing up in Australia; Anisa began to notice the obvious distinctions between the first world country she was growing up in and the third world country she was born into. The gross difference in living standards was what sparked her passion for social justice and this passion motivated her to use her voice to articulate her thoughts.
Anisa is the Australian Poetry Slam 2016 runner up and Queensland Poetry Slam champion. She is the recipient of the 2018 Queensland poetry XYZ innovation in spoken word prize. Anisa is a published poet and had toured the country with her debut poetry collection Melanin Garden. She has performed on some the largest stages in the world such as the Woodford folk festival, Splendour in the grass and the Sydney Opera house. Anisa Nandaula is an emerging Brisbane based poet and performance artist. She
Known for her profound and insightful pieces on political and social justice issues, Anisa took used this passion and co-founded the poetry organisation “Voices of Colour” (V.O.C.) in 2016. In sharing her work she found a lack of people of colour within the poetry scene expressing their views. This V.O.C. was organised whereby monthly open mic nights specifically targeted artists of colour.