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Market of Dreams
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Market of Dreams is the first multilingual poetry collection by a Nigerian author. The book contains nine sections--Identity, Love, Passion, Sacrifice, Bondage, Salvation, Purpose, Hope and Freedom. Each of these sections contain poems that speak to the choices we make in the "Market of Dreams"--life. This collection tells the story of a child migrating to the West from Africa, coming of age, finding and loving her identity, falling in love, suffering heartbreaks that transcend romance into revolutionary politics, finding God, purpose, hope and accepting freedom. The collection includes a Yoruba translation of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice; and poetry in Spanish, French and Jamaican Patois. In this first collection, Ololade Siyonbola tackles real-life issues from love to revolution. All original poems, this book includes Siyonbola's Yoruba translation of the "Black National Anthem", "Cross Continental Black Nation", "Que Nos Amarian" a piece dedicated to the Black Hispanic struggle and many more powerful, inspiring and captivating works. OLOLADE SIYONBOLA's writings have been enjoyed worldwide. By analyzing beautifully the crucial topics that most are too fearful to delve into, Siyonbola gives voice to a generation's most quieted hopes and fears. Siyonbola has performed her spoken word across the country, including the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe.