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Poet . Writer . artis+history


Poet, Writer, and Creative Enthusiast from Sierra Leone, West Africa.

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Poet, Writer, and Creative Enthusiast from Sierra Leone, West Africa.

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~ ATMD


~ ATMD


                                                                                                 Through

                                                                                                       each of my

                                                                                                              Ancestors,

I've known Africa.
And Africa knows me.
I'm not new to Africa, neither is Africa new to me. 
We've met over and over again.
I knew Africa when she met my Father, years before I was born. 
I met Africa, when she knew my Grandfather and my Great-Grandfather and my Great-Grandfather's Grandfather. 
When she sees me lurking about, 
like a child in a playground, 
running aimlessly from England to Dallas
With my fist raised shouting idealistically: "I am the New Africa!"
She smirks, like an experienced observer
Having seen this scene play out time and time again
"Oh!" She says, "They're at it again"
"Isn't that Kainde's boy?"
"I've always known him" She says
"I have known him over and over again"
Through each of my Ancestors, I have always known Africa,

so she's not new to me.

~ Akindele T.M. Decker

West African Chronicles Blog

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West African Chronicles


West African Chronicles


West African Chronicles blog offers commentary and creative highlights of the historical experience of West Africans and descendants in the Diaspora.

 

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Socioetry


Socioetry


Storytelling as an avenue for global connectivity through our shared Human Experience

 

For Organizations

Socioetry is an advocacy campaign founded by Akindele Decker to write poems for organizations, campaigns, and causes around the world.

 

Individuals

Recipients may then use the poem as part of their message and showcase it to help emphasize their vision.

 

& Countries

Socioetry is inspired by the relentless efforts of people and organizations around the world who contribute to making the world a better place

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Workshops


Workshops


Encouraging young people to utilize creative arts as a form of expression