The Drinking Gourd
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The Drinking Gourd

Of Course, Black Women Invented Navigation

in the future we are more than the undying

Image: worm’s-eye view of a black rock with constellation in the background. Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash.

In celebration of Gladys West.

Yes, yes fixated on the stars
how could I not observe the navigation

of lineage, linkage, sweet cover of darkness
ancestor scribes of astronomy, their research in verse yes, yes, West




The Drinking Gourd provides nuanced depictions of the Black Muslim Diaspora through various forms of media, including but not limited to: visual art, poems, non-fiction, and fiction.

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Sagirah Shahid

Sagirah Shahid

Sagirah (she/her) is a Black Muslim poet from Minneapolis, MN. Follow her on Twitter:@SagirahS

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