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Children of the Harvest

by Odera Igbokwe

Children of the Harvest

You close your eyes before winter’s slumber

You are the offering to your ancestors

You are the sustenance to your progeny 

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Children of the Harvest (Yam & Kola Nut)

Acrylic on paper/board.

5 x 7 (fit to 8×10 matte)


This is a portrait inspired by the cultural and ritual aspects of yams and Kola nut in Nigerian culture. They are part of my patreon, Melanin Mythologies, where I explore fantasy/scifi that centers the African Diaspora, intersectionality, and QPOC. Feel free to become my patron at www.patreon.com/Odera for exclusive images and rewards.

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Odera Igbokwe is an illustrator and painter located in Vancouver, BC by way of Brooklyn, NY. Odera loves to explore storytelling through afro-diasporic mythologies, black resilience, and magical girl transformation sequences. Their work alchemizes color, movement, and queer magic to weave together ancient narratives with afrofuturist visions. You can also find Odera as manager of Every Day Original, curating and collaborating on zines, or combo-breaking the internet.