Octavia McBride-Ahebee

Octavia McBride-Ahebee is a writer of poetry, short stories and plays. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States, McBride-Ahebee lived for nine years in Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa. A former reporter for The Philadelphia Tribune, her literary work has appeared in the following books and journals: It Is Time For Change; Speeches of William R. Tolbert, The Beloit Poetry Journal, International Quarterly, The Eagle Spirit, and Poet Lore (2nd place winner in the John Williams Andrews Narrative Poetry Competition).

Educated at Williams College and Cheyney University, McBride-Ahebee's debut collection of poetry, Assuming Voices, has recently been published by Lit Pot Press. McBride-Ahebee's poetry gives voice to women who historically have not been heard; African women, women in refugee camps, women who are victims of civil war, women who are new immigrants and village women battling such diseases as breast cancer and obstetric fistula.

More information can be found on her website at: mysite.verizon.net/vze1j2qg/id1.html.

You can contact Ms. McBride-Ahebee via e-mail at obmcbride@verizon.net or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.

Works on TimBookTu by Octavia McBride-Ahebee


In Defense of Flowers
Iron Market
Round and Whole
The Sweetness of Pineapples

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