Owólabi is an Afrikan cultural organizer. He is a divorced father of one, an Orisha priest of Sango, and a grassroots organizer with a passion for bringing liberation lessons of Detroit to global audiences Also an essayist and a poet, he is a regular contributor to Geez and Riverwise magazines.
Lynn Crawford’s books include Simply Separate People
(2002), Fortification Resort (2005), Shankus & KItto: A Saga (2016) and Paula Regossy
(2020). “Take Away From the Total” is an excerpt from her novel in progress, Closely Touched Things.