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Eating Malombo Fruit in Freetown

Yalie Kamara reads "Eating Malombo Fruit in Freetown, 1989," "Trim," "A Haiku Love Poem for Gabby Douglas," and two more haikus.

Saba senegalensis.

Sing d ɔ n , w ɔ d lεf.
The song is done, the words remain.

-Sierra Leonean Proverb

Yalie Kamara is the author of When The Living Sing (Ledge Mule Press, 2017) and A Brief Biography of My Name (Akashic Books/African Poetry Book Fund) included in the 2018 New-Generation African Poets chapbook set. She was a 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize finalist and is a Callaloo Fellow. She is currently an MFA candidate at Indiana University. For more: www.yaylala.com

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