Afuwa was born in Guyana, on Karinya and Akawaio lands; she makes art on Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Squamish territories. She is a managing editor at The Capilano Review, a member of Gallery Gachet, and was 2013 Visiting Artist at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC. She has mentored youth and led art workshops at LOVE BC, EWMA, Gallery Gachet, and other community organizations in the Lower Mainland. Her text and images have been featured online and in publications including The Feminist Wire, Briarpatch, West Coast Line, subTerrain, and in Beauchesne & Santos’ Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas (Palgrave Macmillan 2017).
Her ongoing 2D, installation and movement-based work re-imagines relations across the Atlantic diaspora.