Chapter 17: Diaspora in my Hair: A Poetic Narrative of my Experience in Europe

During the summer of 2003, I had the opportunity to conduct research on the presence of Black diasporic communities in Europe at Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom. The following is a poetic narrative of my experience with African diasporic communities in Wales, London, Amsterdam, and Paris. I presented this narrative and my research ļ¬ndings on July 30, 2003 at the Creative Writing Workshop, which was sponsored by Cardiff University’s Department of English, Communication and Philosophy, where I was a graduate fellow.