Listening Tree Poetry (LT) February 27, 2021 I CROSSED by ALI AL’AMIN MAZRUI

When I grasp you, my hands grasp nothing
but a corpse that died with no justice

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) February 27, 2021 I AM I by ALI AL’AMIN MAZRUI

River –
We stand on your bank
tears falling on us
that stream into your heart

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) February 27, 2021 DOOR by ALI AL’AMIN MAZRUI

Everything looks at you twice
Ashamed, you look away,
you let it happen.
You can’t look for a fight.

A Encyclopaedia Africana Listening Tree Poetry (LT) October 3, 2020 AUDRE LORDE

Audre was diagnosed with cancer and chronicled her struggles in her first prose collection, The Cancer Journals.

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) October 3, 2020 Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings –
I know why the caged bird sings!

Encyclopaedia Africana K August 23, 2020 KWAME DAWES

Born in Ghana in 1962, Kwame Dawes moved to Jamaica in 1971 and spent most of his childhood and early adult life in Jamaica.

B Encyclopaedia Africana August 5, 2020 BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

He was not satisfied preaching about the sufferings of Black people to Black people, so he sought a wider mainstream audience.

Encyclopaedia Africana L August 4, 2020 LEMN SISSAY

In 1979, after having three children of their own, the Greenwoods placed Lemn back into the social care system with no explanation, saying that they and their children would have no further contact with him. Lemn was 12 years old.

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) July 27, 2020 Colonization in Reverse – Miss Lou

Oonoo see how life is funny,
Oonoo see de tunabout?
Jamaica live fe box bread
Out a English people mout’.

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