Truth in words. For you who are afraid to speak your truth. For you who wish to say your story. It is okay to be different. It is okay to be you.
This is an audiobook of poetry readings by Poet Otema Yirenkyi. You could get lost in them.
Cover Art by Nana Asomani
I am African. I am Black.
With this platform, I will express myself how I know. I will embrace my culture, my Africaness, my blackness, and throw it at your face. I will make you aware of what I feel on the inside because of this ‘outside’. You might love it or you might get triggered. But you will learn, maybe not to accept me, but you might learn to accept you. I hope. [E for explicit content]
Negus to Nigga
Negus - A royal title in the Eritrean and northern Ethiopia Semitic languages. It denotes a monarch. Nigga - well you know who that is. This story speaks of an African of royal blood, who’s trajectory of life has changed because of slavery. He never expected it. Written by Calvin Ayivie
I too wasn’t sure who the Holy Spirit was and what function he played in my life. But recently, and grappling with the truth, I’ve found words to explain what the Holy Spirit means to me. Be blessed.
The Open Letter Series
Love - Life - And All things that matter. This is an episode of different segments. These segments are letters written from a persons Muse to them. / mjuːz/ - a person, or an imaginary being or force that gives someone ideas and helps them to write, paint, or make music.
Approach her with fragility. Listen with caution. For she has been through more than she speaks of. Don’t judge her. Do not be angry - at least not at her.
Who’s this poet?
English & Twi speaking German language learner. Brief intro to Otema Yirenkyi‘s audiobook of poems. Enjoy!!