Diedre L. Badejo

Writer, Speaker, and Research Specialist

Non-Fiction Essays, Radio Commentaries, and Documentaries

Non-Fiction
A brief non-fiction essay about two extraordinary community college women educators who resuscitated my courage to pursue knowledge on my own terms. Published under the pen name, Delia Sebora.
Asked by Dr. Joanne Dowdy to reflect upon my journey to and within higher education, I contributed one of nineteen essays in her edited book, "Connecting the Literacy Puzzle: Linking the Professional, Personal, and Social Perspectives" (2012). It weaves a narrative of experiences growing up in New York City that continue to influence my world views and engagement with our global and education communities.

Non-Fiction Essays, Radio Commentaries, and Documentaries

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Poetry and Prose

"Keeping' the Faith" (short story), Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Review, May 1987.

"The Angel Sang" (short story), Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Review, November 1988.

"Survival Motion" and "Children of Rage." (two poems) In Nelson Mandela Amandla. Amelia Blossom House and Cosmo Pieterse (Eds) Wash., D.C.: Three Continents Press, 1989, 24-29.

"Tokunbo: A Divination Poem." Black American Literature Forum. Volume 23, No. 3, Fall 89, 485-489.

"Revival." A Moment In Time. National Library of Poetry. 1995

"Healing Song." Amherst Review. 1995.

"Women/​Sisters of Air Afrique." Crone’s Nest: Wisdom of the Elderwoman. Saunderstown, RI: 2, Summer 1996, 14.

Theatre Reviews


“At the Crossroads of Time." An Essay on August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Providence, Rhode Island: Trinity Repertory Theatre, Humanities Booklet #5, February 1989.

"Playing a Blue Note." An essay on August Wilson's Ma Rainy's Black Bottom. Providence, Rhode Island: Trinity Repertory Theater, Humanities Booklet #3, December 1987, 7-11.

"Ijapa: The Trickster Tortoise." (Playbill essay), The Trick Track Tales, a performance of Black World Folklore. Providence, Rhode Island: Rites and Reason Theater, Brown University, May 1986, 3.

"A Giant Statement", a review of Soyinka's 'A Play of Giants', Yale Repertory Theater. In Hantu: Newsletter of the New England Regional Conference on Black Studies. 6,2 (Spring 1985), 4.