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When Divas Speak in Tongues

When Divas Speak in Tongues is an interlinguistic, intercultural, intergenerational, interrealities concert poetry book that features poetry in English and three indigenous languages—Ashinaabebe, Tagalog/Filipino, and Fulani/Fulfulde Pular.

The language of music is delirious. The way between the different worlds of the three poets moves from the forest in Michigan to cities in the Philippines and to the vision of an American woman who discovered her essential nature in West Africa.

It talks about politics, love, family, and society from points of view that never converge. More than five years in the making, this is an audacious celebration of surviving the impossible.