About Olorisha Aboyade Bomani

Olorisha Aboyade Bomani (Mawiyah Kai EL-Jamah Bomani) is a native New Orleanian and Omo OYA. Mawiyah’s writings have appeared in The Crab Orchard Review,Dark ErosCatch The FireFreeform MagazineBeyond The FrontierKente ClothFertile GroundFamily Portraits,Chicken Bones: A Literary Journal, Survival Digest QuarterlyFrom A Bend In The River and Women’s Issues and Feminism in the 21st Century. She is co-writer/director of the play Brown Blood Black Womb and of the plays Hair AnthemSpring ChickensWhat Happens to Niggers in French Quarter Nightclubs and Hoodoo Gumbo. Olorisha Aboyade is an educator who currently resides in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Olorisha Aboyade Bomani has written 8 articles so far, you can find them below.

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Ochosi Come Live in My Home…

 so that I may never suffer the misfortune to live in yours!  by Olorisha Aboyade Bomani Image by Danilo Lejardi at Lejardi.com ÒSÓÒSÌ O MÒ MÍ WÀRÀ WÀRÀ OKÉ OKÉ Osoosi you know me, quickly cherish (me) cherish (me) Baba lead me on the path of divine justice. May your arrow pierce the hearts of […]

June 6, 2012 0
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“If you let em’ ride, he’ll wanna drive!”

 by Olorisha Aboyade Bomani Why does marketing that caters to prophesizing the devil almost always ensure a profit return out the wazoo? To borrow a quote from Devil Ain’t Nothin’ But a Five Letter Word, by Iya Ifalola Omobola “Good being good was not guaranteed to keep a full house every Sunday. Some pizzazz was […]

May 3, 2012 0
Oshe Sango
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by Olorisha Aboyade Bomani “If you ain’t quiet, the thunder will send his wife to smack you dumb – just fool ’round with the thunder!” Oshe Sango, wood: Image Source Page: http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/cardshowall.php?title=african-art-test    Pocket  full of habanero Mouth  full of gin In the palace of Obakoso We call thunder By his rightful name And we […]

March 27, 2012 3
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Love is Love is Love is…

by Olorisha Aboyade Bomani Ile Bomani This picture is of my family minus the 1-year-old. Ogunkeye and myself have been married for sixteen years. The way I see our relationship is that of destiny. A person’s destiny is theirs and it happens for a reason that is known to their Creator/tress, their ancestors, Ori, and […]

February 29, 2012 1
Lyman Kinder Henry
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Poem for Lyman Kinder Henry

by Aboyade Bomani This poem is in honor of my Grandfather who retold me the stories of my grandmother’s people and a place called Matthews Plantation in Louisiana. It was here that a slave owner by the name of Charlie Matthews tried to number the days of my Ancestor Kinder Henry. Kinder Henry walked off […]

October 22, 2011 0
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Call Me “Bad Grass”

by Olorisha Aboyade Bomani An Obeah woman crossed the train tracks, right in front of the place where I work, she was dragging her skirt’s hem in a shuffling two-step. It was almost as if she was missing toes from her right foot, which forced the heel to make a momentous task out of a […]

October 22, 2011 0
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Owner of the Crossroads of Man and Gods

by Olorisha Aboyade Bomani Usually when I am asked about the forces of nature which inhabit the belief system I hold dear “Esu” is my first line of defense. It’s ironic that even if folks state the claim that they know nothing about African Spirituality; they quickly come to the conclusion that all religions must […]

September 20, 2011 0
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Six and Out

This is a continuous series highlighting those persons who have made the journey back and are braving the struggle for liberation and a society where AfriKan values are exalted. The Questions What is your Yoruba Name? What Orisa are at your head and what Shrines do you currently have? Are you an initiate of any […]

September 19, 2011 0

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