Verbal Penetration
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nayyirah waheed | u.s. | daughters of africa by margaret busby  | english | anthology | ‘i was recently gifted with this anthology signed by the author/editor herself, the inscription reads ‘for nayyirah, a daughter of africa. may you be inspired.’ inspiration is beyond what i have received from this anthology. this work is a home. a house i walked into, and saw myself reflected everywhere. from time and through time. as a writer/artist of african descent, this compilation offered me a rest, recognition, pride, and joy, that overwhelmed. here is an excerpt from the book jacket, ‘…arranged chronologically, it charts a literary canon from the ancient egyptian queen hatshepsut and the queen of sheba, to popular contemporaries such as maya angelou, alice walker, and bauchi emecheta. it also includes many lesser known writers, and anonymous traditional works that exemplify the oral tradition handed down through generations. by placing side by side literature and orature from africa, the americas, the carribean and europe, new and exciting links are revealed as the common influences are traced and reclaimed for the first time. it brings together over two hundred women from across the globe- from antigua to zimbabwe, angola to the usa - to show the remarkable range of the african diaspora. and besides translations from african languages, includes work originally in dutch, french, german, portuguese, russian, spanish, and turkish. in addition to celebrating a unifying heritage, ‘daughters of africa’ testifies to the variety among these women, as demonstrated by the wealth of genres in which they express themselves: autobiography, memoirs, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels (experimental, historical, science fiction) poetry, drama, humour, non-fiction (political, feminist, anthropological) journalism, speeches, essays, folklore. introduced by margaret busby and complete with biographical headnotes, annotation, and valuable extensive bibliographies, this unique chronicle of black women writers throughout the world charts their continuing literary contributions as never before.’ published in england, in 1992, ‘daughters of africa’ is a wide, sweeping, and intricate geography of writings by women of african descent through the ages. it is a critically important work and tenderly curated labor of love (a soul deep gratitude to margaret busby), which deserves a resurgence and should be a widely known reader and resource. in the home. in the educational sphere. in the world. this anthology celebrates and illuminates the reality that not only do women of african descent have a history, we are history.’ #ireadCOLORbecause it is a soft place to land. #readCOLOR #ireadCOLOR #writeCOLOR #iwriteCOLOR #daughtersofafrica #margaretbusby #books #literature #authorsofcolor #poc #diasporas #writers #readers #goodreads #instagood #tumblr #twitter #follow #summerreading #book #love #bookclub #literacy #global

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nayyirah waheed | u.s. | daughters of africa by margaret busby | english | anthology | ‘i was recently gifted with this anthology signed by the author/editor herself, the inscription reads ‘for nayyirah, a daughter of africa. may you be inspired.’ inspiration is beyond what i have received from this anthology. this work is a home. a house i walked into, and saw myself reflected everywhere. from time and through time. as a writer/artist of african descent, this compilation offered me a rest, recognition, pride, and joy, that overwhelmed. here is an excerpt from the book jacket, ‘…arranged chronologically, it charts a literary canon from the ancient egyptian queen hatshepsut and the queen of sheba, to popular contemporaries such as maya angelou, alice walker, and bauchi emecheta. it also includes many lesser known writers, and anonymous traditional works that exemplify the oral tradition handed down through generations. by placing side by side literature and orature from africa, the americas, the carribean and europe, new and exciting links are revealed as the common influences are traced and reclaimed for the first time. it brings together over two hundred women from across the globe- from antigua to zimbabwe, angola to the usa - to show the remarkable range of the african diaspora. and besides translations from african languages, includes work originally in dutch, french, german, portuguese, russian, spanish, and turkish. in addition to celebrating a unifying heritage, ‘daughters of africa’ testifies to the variety among these women, as demonstrated by the wealth of genres in which they express themselves: autobiography, memoirs, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels (experimental, historical, science fiction) poetry, drama, humour, non-fiction (political, feminist, anthropological) journalism, speeches, essays, folklore. introduced by margaret busby and complete with biographical headnotes, annotation, and valuable extensive bibliographies, this unique chronicle of black women writers throughout the world charts their continuing literary contributions as never before.’ published in england, in 1992, ‘daughters of africa’ is a wide, sweeping, and intricate geography of writings by women of african descent through the ages. it is a critically important work and tenderly curated labor of love (a soul deep gratitude to margaret busby), which deserves a resurgence and should be a widely known reader and resource. in the home. in the educational sphere. in the world. this anthology celebrates and illuminates the reality that not only do women of african descent have a history, we are history.’ #ireadCOLORbecause it is a soft place to land. #readCOLOR #ireadCOLOR #writeCOLOR #iwriteCOLOR #daughtersofafrica #margaretbusby #books #literature #authorsofcolor #poc #diasporas #writers #readers #goodreads #instagood #tumblr #twitter #follow #summerreading #book #love #bookclub #literacy #global

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damn i got fooled i thought it was just a picture

fxreigngxld:

damn i got fooled i thought it was just a picture

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Her skin is a canvas
he paints with his
fingertips and tongue.
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There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.
- Sarah Dessen, Just Listen (via durianquotes)
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I have Water in my head, and flowers, blooming from my back, by The Expressionist.

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If you enjoy being with somebody, you would like to enjoy it more and more. If you enjoy the intimacy, you would like to explore the intimacy more and more. And there are a few flowers of love that bloom only after long intimacies. There are seasonal flowers, too; within six weeks they are there, in the sun, but within six weeks again they are gone forever. There are flowers that take years to come, and there are flowers that take many years to come. The longer it takes, the deeper it goes. But it has to be a commitment from one heart to another heart.
- Osho (via daughterofzami)
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The more space you give to each other, the more you are together. The more you allow freedom to each other, the more intimate you are. Not intimate enemies, but intimate friends.
- Osho (via daughterofzami)
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I just want someone I can read Audre Lorde to…
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