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We’re looking forward to the release of “In Memory of Forgetting,” Wana Udobang’s sophomore poetry album. When it comes, we know it’ll be soulful and beautiful. She revealed, on her website, that “the work navigates trauma, loss and self-renewal.”

Here is a little something to tide us over until the album arrives. It’s a poem titled “Open,” in which Udobang features Titilope Sonuga. The content of the poem is weighty but liberating. It explores, among other things, the journey to feminine self-awareness. At times the Udobang’s and Sonuga’s vocals are laced together to create a powerful and surreal delivery. It’s powerful stuff, a must-listen.

Enjoy!

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

2 Responses to “LISTEN 🎧 | Wana Udobang Features Titilope Sonuga in New Poetry Track Titled Open” Subscribe

  1. Hannah 2017/07/04 at 06:02 #

    This is awesome. Empowering. I’ve been listening to it over and over and over again.

  2. Lake Adedamola 2017/07/06 at 11:41 #

    Wow! Beautiful piece of woven words weaved by 2 beautiful women that I love and respect.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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