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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: Flying

When I grow up, I want to be a fish,
 a big blue fish if I ever grow up.

October 26, 2021 · 1 Comment

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: In the Other World

Our beloved lay down and then eloped
to that other world.

August 22, 2021 · 3 Comments

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: When I Shut the Door

The news arrived by e-mail — a scribble of a long, single sentence, broken up, like little chunks of wood, the way a year is broken up into months and weeks, days, hours.

June 15, 2021 · 2 Comments

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: I’m Waiting

Waiting,
so, we can finally mend the pain of our broken
homelands, all the ruined places
of our being, oh Africa,
to mend our broken roads and broken minds.

March 24, 2021 · 7 Comments

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: Our Casualties

We were living at the Mount Clinton Internally Displaced Refugee camp outside of Roseville the day his death news came in. It struck something throughout the camp of thousands, like an axe cutting through hard wood…

January 18, 2021 · 10 Comments

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: Pittsburgh

When I was a child,
I used to hear of this faraway place
where my people came to drown
themselves in search of America.

December 9, 2020 · 7 Comments

Video: How Women Will Lead Us To Freedom, Justice and Peace

The former President of Liberia, Nobel laureate H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf promotes freedom, peace, justice, women’s empowerment and democratic rule.

July 13, 2020 · 2 Comments

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: Boko Haram

Nigeria, one of the richest and most prosperous countries in Africa, boasting of the most educated group of Africans on earth, the most populous, most powerful militarily, has offered little … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

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