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Writers Archives: Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

PRIVATE 36 | AFRIKA

Mastering this split image is the role which photographers of African origin have assigned themselves, sometimes against their better judgement, in order to avoid misunderstandings.

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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley | City

At night, it is like fire / spreading beneath us. / This vast city / aflame, and the plane / groaning. / The city is more beautiful / from the sky at night. / At noon, it looks like / a worn-out garage, / a thing in the middle…

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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley | The Morning After: An Elegy

My husband and I gather our remaining lives / the morning after. I snatch away memories / of childhood, adolescence, college, where my life / was a bittersweet of books, boys, my father’s…

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