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Obsidian Alumni Saddiq has a new collection

Kwame Dawes described Your Crib, My Qibla as at once “an elegy to innocence”

Saddiq Dzukogi’s exquisite collection Your Crib, My Qibla. Released from the African Poetry Book Series, Your Crib, My Qibla is an astounding meditation on mourning in which Dzukogi contends with memories which refuse reason. He writes: “It is unsayable what echoes inside of him//like some word that has already been said.”

Your Crib, My Qibla

About the Book

Your Crib, My Qibla interrogates loss, the death of a child, and a father’s pursuit of language able to articulate grief. In these poems, the language of memory functions as a space of mourning, connecting the dead with the world of the living. Culminating in an imagined dialogue between the father and his deceased daughter in the intricate space of the family, Your Crib, My Qibla explores grief, the fleeting nature of healing, and the constant obsession of memory as a language to reach the dead.

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Author 4dmin

Founded in 2020, Obsidain is an international organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.

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