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A Black Voice in the Wilderness

Mwatabu Sanyika Okantah


This article/commentary discusses my development as a poet/djeli in relation to the larger African-American quest to define our cultural identity as Americans of African descent. My personal journey into consciousness began as a college student during the early 1970s studying under the guidance of Nigeria’s Chief Fela Sowande.


Pan-African Literature

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West Africa Review. ISSN: 1525-4488 (online).
Editors: Adeleke Adeeko, Nkiru Nzegwu, and Olufemi Taiwo.

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