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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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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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

  1. Hannah July 4, 2017 at 6:02 am #

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

  2. Lake Adedamola July 6, 2017 at 11:41 am #

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

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