Poetry Books #WaterINJUSTICE

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Poetry Book #WaterINJUSTICE

  

Poetry Book #WaterINJUSTICE shares how the Flint Water Crisis, racist policies, privatization of The Detroit Water System, gentrification, and capitalist have poisoned a majority black city in America. Through literature, I have written poems of truth that will inspire, motivate, and bring awareness to travesty. No other book speaks facts like poetry book #WaterINJUSTICE. Genocide experiments might seem new but experiments on black people, such as the Tuskegee Experiment have resurfaced with the Flint Water Crisis. Flint has experienced lead poisoning and deaths by legionnaires disease.  Currently, cities nation wide are seeing outbreaks of Hepatitis-A, which usually spread by eating food or drinking WATER contaminated with infected feces. It’s important our communities are aware of water injustices because today it’s Flint, tomorrow it could be everybody.  Water is a Human Right!


Book Synopsis
Children's book  #WaterINJUSTICE is a wonderful poetry, coloring, and activity book for  ages 4-18.  While children read poem "Water is a Human Right" they will be able  to color beautiful illustrations that show how important water is in our  lives and how denial of water is an injustice to humanity.  

Publication Date: November 5, 2018

Book Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pages: 29

Binding: Perfect Bound

ISBN: 9781642544701
 




BIO


Nzinga LeJeune was born and raised on the Eastside of Detroit. She is a graduate of Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School and earned her B.A. degree in education from Hampton University. After studying multi-language learning at California State University, she went on to earn her Masters Degree in Social Justice from Marygrove College. Currently she is earning a Graduate Certificate with an International Policy concentration from Harvard University. Her community work involves activism for water rights, education reform, and building 

Independent Freedom Schools as she writes African Centered Curriculum for Children. She is author of a powerful poetry book, children's book, and  producer of documentary-short all titled #WaterINJUSTICE.  She is a 2019 winner of the Maynor Biggers Artist Fund.

 

 “It is always a joy to see rage used to its proper tone. Nzinga is upset that folks have water to waste while others cannot drink it. Poetry is supposed to teach us something and #WaterINJUSTICE does. 

Good for the strength of this young lady.”      

-Nikki Giovanni, Poet  


"Thank you, Nzinga, for living up to the legacy of your namesake, the great African warrior queen!  Your poems express a proud spirit of resistance to the madness of U.S. popular culture that keeps our people distracted from our true interests.  You urge us to turn our attention to the critical needs of our people.  In this collection, the right to clean, affordable water is a central theme.  Thank you for keeping the children foremost, for greeting everyone with the profound questions, "How are the children?  Are they loved, fed, protected...?"  Everyone will be inspired by the sincere passion of these poems."

-Gloria House, Ph.D. 

Poet

Senior Editor

Broadside Lotus Press

Professor Emerita, University of Michigan-Dearborn

 



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Video

#WaterINJUSTICE documentary short film will be uploaded after book tour.  You can view Arise News Detroit local activist interview below.  Asante'

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