Yunina Barbour-Payne

Scholar, Artist, Educator

Yunina Barbour-Payne is a scholar, artist and activist. From Art for Social Justice, Affrilachian Theater to Short Comedy, you may find it all here.

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Affrilachian Memory: Tobacco Fields Stage Reading

A Stage Reading of Barbour-Payne's play Affrilachian Memory: Tobacco Fiedls will be presented at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference. 

Play Synopsis: Tobacco Fields is a one act play within the series that presents the voice of one Black Appalachian girl, affectionately known as Girl #9, growing up as an insider/outsider within the region. Situated in rural Kentucky, the plays focuses on Girl #9’s coming of age.  Girl #9 negotiates her Affrilachian identity through her own memory and imaginative stories of surviving work, abuse and family.