Sokari Ekine

Documentary Photographer, Visual Scholar
Location: New Orleans
Nationality: Nigerian British
Biography: Sokari is a Nigerian British feminist, photographer, visual scholar, writer, and activist.  She has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the US.  Her work focuses on decolonization, sexuality and sexual rights,... read on
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Credits: sokari ekine
Date of Work: 07/09/16 - 12/31/16
Updated: 01/24/20
Alexis De Veaux: the first in the series Queer as in  Fearlessness.  

This is the story my grandfather told
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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By Sokari Ekine — QUEER LIKE THE FEARLESSNESS TO IMAGINE "In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for in..

Alexis and Sangodare

By Sokari Ekine — Julia Sangodare Roxanne Wallace and Alexis Pauline Gumbs – the fourth in the series transformation of silence into action whether through..


By Sokari Ekine — Blessol Gathoni, a  Queer Social Rights Activist.   In conversation with Gathoni they talked about seeing,  not just perspectives,..


By Sokari Ekine — Steven Fullwood is an archivist and queer activist.  In 1999 whilst working at the Schomburg in New York, he founded the Black Gay &..


By Sokari Ekine — What is now is the same as before | it just got changed

Salt: The Persistence of Blackness

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Haiti, People

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Spirit Desire Vodou Shorts: 1 - Spirit Practice

By Sokari Ekine — “SPIRIT DESIRE: - RESISTANCE, IMAGINATION & SACRED MEMORIES IN HAITIAN VODOUN” “Spirit Desire” is a celebration of..

Takasa: Rescuing our truths through cleansing & consciousness

By Sokari Ekine — May/June 2017 I visited the coastal region of Kenya in a joint collaboration with Kenyan QLGBTI activist, Laura Wangari. Specifically, we visited,..
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