SuAndi holds an Honorary Doctorate (Lancaster University, 4 March 2015) and has been a poet since 1985. Since then she has expanded her portfolio of work into diverse locations, from galleries to the first poetry commissioned public artwork at the Lowry Centre, Salford and The Prom, Blackpool.
She has worked internationally across Central and Eastern Europe, India, Singapore, Brazil and North America, including being artist in residence at New York University. Her libretto for the Marty Seacole Opera sold to full houses at Covent Garden. Publications include Nearly 40, Style, There Will Be No Tears and I Love the Blackness of My People.
SuAndi’s poetry is widely anthologised in newspapers and magazines and she has also published a variety of essays and articles. She is the freelance Cultural Director of National Black Arts Alliance and the NW representative of the (Archbishop Desmond) Tutu Foundation a recipient of a NESTA Dreamtime award, and in 1999 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours list for her contributions to the Black Arts Sector. She has recently completed a two year research on Africans in the North West 1920-1960 resulting in an Ebook publication www.afrosolouk.com.