Photo Stories 2019 [4:] A Sum of Encounters by Emmanuel Iduma

Photo Stories 2019 [4:] A Sum of Encounters by Emmanuel Iduma

I met Emmanuel Iduma in November 2009 in Lagos.  We were both attending a week long writing workshop, I as facilitator and he as a participant. He was very young and had recently started the Nigerian literary journal Saraba along with his friend Dami Ajayi which has just celebrated ten years.  He was gentle, somewhat […]

Birth / Earth Day Gifts

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in NOLA, Photography, Queer, Stories | No Comments
Birth / Earth Day Gifts

Celebrating Black Queer Love, Art, and Intergenerational, Intergalactic, Afro-Futures, I am basking in these gifts from Black Girl Masculine founder, Tia Banks.   Allergies got my eyes swollen but I couldn’t let the day go by without a tribute to this legendary queer Black media maker. This poem is for my mentor and good friend. […]

Black Portraitures III : Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures”

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Photography, Vodoun | No Comments
Black Portraitures III : Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures”

Spirit Desire is a series of photographic essays that explore African Diasporic spiritual practices as spaces of resistance, imagination and sacred memories. The first series [Memwa sakre: – lespri ki nan nou menm. Sacred memories: -The spirits within us ] is a celebration of Haitian Vodoun as a site of resistance, decolonization and community. I […]

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