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Sojourner's Ode to September 11th

Dear Afrigeneas Writers:

This week marks an awful day in our American history. September 11, 2001 was a reality check that reminded us that we were Americans first. AfriGeneas' Poet Laureate, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle shared her moving poem a year later.

"A SPACE WHERE A POEM OUGHT TO BE" is written so beautifully. Her words raise the consciousness of our global critics to take note that African Americans were a part of the American Memory of September 11th.

"...A father's unrenderable gaze

absent from the family photograph

frozen in clenched smile abstraction

hovering somewhere near the unfathomable..."

Please click on the link below to read Sojourner's "A SPACE WHERE A POEM OUGHT TO BE"

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