Two Poems

By Afua Ansong
1. I am not African
Headshot of Afua Ansong

Afua Ansong is a Ghanaian American artist who writes poetry and teaches contemporary and traditional West African dance. A 2015 BRIO (Bronx Recognizes its Own) recipient, Afua writes about the challenges of the African immigrant in the United States, exploring themes of transition, citizenship, and identity. She is currently a student at Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA program working on several projects about the migration of humans and birds. Earlier this year, Afua received the 2nd runner-up prize for the FOLIO 2016 Poetry Contest, judged by Jericho Brown. Afua’s work has been read or performed at the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival, the Bronx Book Fair, Emotive Fruition, and Poetry Street. Her work can be seen at FOLIO, TAB and on her blog, The Eye of a Lion.

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