Written by Daivi Rodima-Taylor (Boston University, African Studies Center) and Joyce Hope Scott (Boston University, African American Studies Program and the International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparatons, INOSAAR)
Hawé, Hawé, Hawé. The King has traveled to Allada!! A great tree has fallen in the forest!!
“Family, family, family, when great trees fall,” and “rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses… even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear” (“When Great Trees Fall, Rocks on Distant Hills Shudder,” Poet Maya Angelou Remembers Jazz Pioneer Max Roach).