I am a Dahomey Warrior!
"I am a Dahomey Warrior!" is a short story told with the aid of poetry and follows our heroine from the early days of her childhood through the heart-stopping events that mold her into the warrior she is today.
As an African American, have you hungered for information about your Ancestral home? Or hungered for stories with historical significance that show your ancestors as anything but slaves?
"A celebration of a history that needs to be told and re-told."
"You can almost hear the protagonist’s heart beating"
You can almost hear the protagonist’s heart beating, and occasionally breaking, in this gripping journey from the crushed innocence of childhood to the battle-scarred woman now reflecting back on her life. Dionne D. Hunter writes with such passion and detail, pulling us completely into the story, almost enough to pierce our skin with those devil thorns.
Reviewer: Keith Allison, Poet and Author of What if the Shoe Were on the Other Hoof? and Screaming with My Indoor Voice
" A story to inspire"
"She is not just telling a story, she is sharing a soul."
Ms. Hunter's voice is powerful and she wields it with wisdom, sophistication, dignity and purpose. She is a modern day history teacher, blending in the past and making it connect with current events. Her writing is sincere and honest and humble, respectfully provocative and unapologetic. She commands the reader's attention with her attention to detail, she compels you to find the truth in yourself through her story, through her experience and the experience of others. She is not just telling a story, she is sharing a soul. She is keeping the echo of a voice alive, for the preservation of the truth, hope and love.
Reviewer: Jason F Blakely, Sr.- Poet and Publisher - Poetry Is Life Publishing