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Socially Distant:: Quarantine Collection Vol: 2$15.00Socially Distant is the second installment of Akeem Olaj's Quarantine Collection of Poetry: His first full length set of poetry(as he call's it, his first accidental full length) is More Political than his spoken word works-that can be found on Youtube. While having a more political lens, This written work still manages to be infused with personal stories that's a corner stone of Akeem's work. As with the previous installment, this book is centered on Memories that are often Triggered by the events during 2020-2022 in The United States of America. It ranges from thoughts on Emmett Till(as a movie was released during the pandemic), Former President's Trump Denial of Covid, The social upheaval surrounding George Floyd's murder. As well as meditations on Black Love, and healing from Trauma.Quantity
Tethered Manacles$9.50Akeem's first poetry chap book center's around the thoughts of freedom. Be it freedom from outside expectations, freedom of expression in unorthodox forms, or freedom in rarely used tropes. It features uncomfortable and unpopular personal truths that Akeem was told are taboo by family and friends. This is Akeem's "I'll show you better then I can tell you" collection.Quantity
Lazaretto: Quarantine Vol: 1$12.00#3rd Poetry collection dealing with thoughts and repressed memories that resurfaced thus far while under the stay at home order. Written from a perspective of Black Man that has fallen ill right as the Covid-19 pandemic hit a fever pitch. Exposes the emotions of a person while they are going through the process of finding out if they are infected with Covid-19. Written from March 2020 to April 2020- This is part one of the seriesQuantity
VIDEOS OF AKEEM OLAJ
When the Devil Beats His Wife
Black Boys Die Easy
Children of the Moon
Q: Where are you located ?
A: Austin Texas but I am able to Travel depending on location and budget for event.
Q:Do you Teach Workshops
A: Yes, I've been teaching poetry workshops since 2005 and have taught them in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and the Austin Area.