West Oakland to West Africa

Connecting worlds through poetry


Who We Are

West Oakland to West Africa provides a sustained exchange to connect members of the African diaspora and Africa through creative writing.

Mission and Vision

Our core values are to create a safe place for the transparent healing and growth of Black people; to deliver innovative and authentic forms of writing and to engage the medium of spoken word to shape and define the narratives of the diaspora; to allow a visceral and uncensored critique of social systems through artistic expression.