Sokari Ekine

Photographer, Visual Artist
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Alexis
Location: Richmond VA
Nationality: Nigerian British
Biography: Sokari Ekine, Photography Sokari Ekine is a Nigerian Black British genderqueer feminist  who has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. Their work has been exhibited in such venues as the 4th Biennale of... MORE
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Alexis
Copyright Sokari Ekine 2022
Date of Work Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Updated Jan 2020
Topics Black and White, Documentary, Photography, Queer
Alexis De Veaux: the first in the series Queer as in  Fearlessness.  

This is the story my grandfather told
Membrane
This is not the story my grandfather told
Memoir: New Orleans it was called that world.
We were left there to work and work and work, and be broken
Until came a day, and they said go, you free. It was said some couldfly, those orisha. There was a boat and we sail for our world.
We did not fear water daughter. A canoe is not ships. And the water was, water was
Returning, some saw Yemaja she cry waves. And there came a great storm. A great storm.
Some of our people fell inside Yemaja. Some swam because Yemaja let them ride she. To the nearest shore.
This is what you must remember
you is from Bahama
you is from Ayitiy
You is from Coobayou
You is from Barbaduhs
You is from there here.

He did not say this is true.
He said, remember this daughter "   From Yabo by 
Alexis De Veaux
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