Vina Nweke

what they call indigenous

i am from everywhere i been

your borders don’t mean nothing to me 
but they mean everything to you

the composition of your blood does matter, 
is it hot or is it cold?

i am from every land i been as i am from 
every soil i touch,

your borders don’t mean shit to me


Vina Nweke is a writer and artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. Their work is centered on interrogating materiality and troubling those sticky boundaries of being. They are currently working on their BA in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Africana Studies from Williams College. They are a member of the hotbed collective and their work has been previously published in The Republic and Bunker Projects.