Literary Zone

Poetry: Homeward

24 August 2019 at 18:32 | 2382 views


By Bassey Ikpi, USA

Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-born but America-raised poet, captures audiences with her spoken word ode to her grandmother in Homeward. Visiting her unfamiliar family, she laments, “It breaks my heart to realise that I can only love her clearly in English.” Ipki lets us into her uncertainty and struggles to find somewhere she can call home.