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

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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 www.sagirahshahid.com

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