Published with Lote Tree Press, this is a book which excavates identity and self-knowledge, a journey from the spiritual realm which also attempts to stitch whole the frayed fibres of diasporic belonging. The areas explored range from Africa to spiritual awakening taking the reader on a journey to self. Soukeyna Osei-Bonsu’s verse evokes the beauty of the earthly and spiritual realms of human experience, navigating a poetic course from London to Ghana through themes of belonging and faith.

in the basement of the heart
cartographies of dispossession occupy the rhythm
 

-Excerpt from poem ‘equator

Her poems dance at the intersection between the mundane and the sacred, weaving the everyday through with perceptions of the eternal, the ancient and the evanescent.

All The Birds Were Invited To A Feast In The Sky stitches guidance from the spiritual realm and wisdom gathered from the complexity of living as tools to embrace the journey of rediscovering oneself. At its core, the collection feels rooted in the notion that light despite darkness can be found, and those who have been stretched across the diaspora can articulate their broken pieces but also how to put themselves back together again. The poems are intimate, layered, and invite one to reflect and question.

-Rashida James-Saadiya, Arts & Culture Editor, Sapelo Square