The Black voice is electrifying.
Bringing forth worlds never imagined,
From dominions in Africa to mystical spheres unheard of.
Telling tales of majestic beings, kings, queens and the simple Black girl next door.
The Black voice. Telling Black stories.
We need Black literature because it shows
That our stories matter.
That our histories are worth sharing.
That our voices are loud enough to be heard.
We need Black authors to write freely.
Not just for a whole race but for the individuals.
Presenting the diversity, mystery and unity of the Black voice.
We need Black children to read role models.
To believe they’re fully capable of being because
They 'read it in a book once'.
We need Black writers to know that their words are
Keeping them writing and refining no matter how “un-marketable” the work is deemed.
To stay true to that inner voice.
We need black voices.
By Faith Olajuyigbe.
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