devorah major and Opal Palmer Adisa – Sandy Miranda

devorah major and Opal Palmer Adisa

Daughters of Yam

devorah major is a former San Francisco poet laureate and is a novelist and an essayist.  She has published prize-winning works of fiction and poetry.  Among her books is Where River Meets Ocean. 

Opal Palmer Adisa is a literary critic, poet, prose writer, storyteller, artist, and professor.  Her novel, It Begins with Tears (1977)gives an intimate look at Caribbean culture.  She holds a PhD. in Ethnic Studies and has taught at Stanford, University of California Berkeley and San Francisco State University.

“To be progressive and to be political means to be invested in love, too.”

“We come from an African tradition where the drum is the beginning of all things.”


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