In Marrow, nothing is hidden. Nothing is put away for later. With unwavering tenderness and lyrical intensity each chapter draws us further to the prospect of a heart in full view of itself. Blending poetry and prose, Sutra explores the interconnecting threads of womanhood and vulnerability, purpose and intention, faith and loss, grief and redemption, joy and loneliness. And goes deeper still. There is a simple reason Marrow is necessary: it asks us to look at what we are, and gives us the language to confront and change and love what we find.
Sutra is a Ghanaian-British voice of power, whose creative work is centred on an ethos of community, vulnerability and healing. From an early age, Sutra has been passionate about the art of storytelling as an act of individual and collective resistance. Believing in the empowerment and elevation of women and children, she uses her art - in all its forms - to teach, provoke, honour and nourish the spirit.
Sutra released her first body of work as a musician and a writer in 2015. Entitled 'The Art of Being,' the mixtape was released on Soundcloud to rave reviews, and picked up a day later by BBC Wales. Its lead track, Where You Are, was played on the Adam Walton Show, leading to live shows in London, Cardiff and Bristol. In March 2017, Sutra collaborated with other creatives to co-direct and release her first music film, Waves/The Water, which has since been screened in London, Tokyo, and Yaoundé.
Marrow comprises of a book of poetry and prose, and Sutra's first music EP released, both released in July 2018.