African Voices Summer 2017 AV Summer 2017 Digital Issue | Page 5

C ontents GALLERY 22 The Gallery — Renaissance Woman Afua Richardson Takes Comics World by Storm FICTION AND BOOKS 10  The Dragon Can’t Dance by Sheree Renée Thomas 19  Interactive History for Young Readers by Debbie A. Officer  aying Homage: An Artist’s Ode in Paintings on Wood with Paper, P 20  Scraps, and Memory by Debbie A. Officer 25  The Expat by Ozimede Sunny Ekhalume POETRY 2 Haiku by Sherese Francis 4 9  Ars Poetica on Being a Black Poet from Memphis by Roman Johnson 16 YEYE’S Garden by Mawiyah Kai EL-Jamah Bomani Afua Richardson, The Gallery, page 22. 21 Monk by Angel C. Dye 21 Before the Media Makes You a Man by Angel C. Dye 24 Daddy Registered Republican in 1931, by Lynne Thompson 24 My Life According to Brenda M. Osbey by Lynne Thompson 28 This poem would like to start with “Thank you.” by Quincy Scott Jones IN THIS ISSUE 6 Contributors Bios 15 A Farewell Note From Poetry Editor Mariah “Ekere” Tallie 30  African Voices Interview with Children’s Book Author Zetta Elliott 33 Artist Profile: Spotlight on Award-winning Graphic Novelist N. Steven Harris African Voices print editions can be purchased at the following locations:   MANHATTAN Studio Museum in Harlem 144 W. 125 Street New York, NY 10027 BROOKLYN Pratt News & Magazine 477 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 PHILADELPHIA, PA Horizon Books 901 Market Street Philadelphia, Pa. If you would like to sell African Voices magazine, please contact Ubiquity Distributors at 718-875-8047 or e-mail [email protected].