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We are dancing tongues
Black, We know who we are. We
Know who We are not.
~ by Askhari

//\\ Our primary purpose as an online writing workshop is to offer a psychologically safe space to African descended writers. Thus, we submit works in progress to "de Space" and stand prepared to offer and receive constructive criticism. We also participate in writing exercises and activities to improve and focus our writing. We are positive, patient and productive people. We are honest, respectful and courageous. We are self-determined, supportive and uncensored. We are artistic and political. We read. We write. We struggle. We resolve. We bleed, laugh, cry, breathe, and dance. We are lovers of our People. Visionaries. Forward moving. We exist as a virtual lifeline to inspire truth telling, testimony, and publication.

de Griot Sp@ce was officially born on Black Nation Day, March 31, 1995 -or- 31 March 32 ADM (after the death of Malcolm). We began committed to the rich legacy of art and humanity given us by our ancestors. We are a cyberspace continuum of political, cultural, psychological, and spiritual struggle. We will never end. In our collectivity as an Afridiasporic community of writers, there is eternal life. Always. //\\

//\\MEMBERSHIP IS FREE. de Griot Sp@ce recruits/accepts new members from January 1 - January 31; April 1 - 30; July 1 - July 31; and/or from October 1 - October 31. Please DO NOT JOIN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO WRITE, READ AND TO GIVE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIQUES. //\\

//\\ CARBON COPYING, DISTRIBUTING, or FORWARDING INFORMATION FROM INSIDE OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY TO OUSIDE OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Material posted to this workshop is to be keep in workshop unless express written permission to distribute the material is given by the author. This critical rule will be enforced to the full extent of our collective ability. //\\

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  • 19
  • Writing
  • Jul 9, 2004
  • English

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