Black Abacus by Ian Keteku
Black Abacus explores the equations that make us human, the mathematics behind hate, love and the hidden moments digging for truth.
With one foot in North America and the other firmly in his African upbringing, Ian Keteku gives readers a unique and textured foray into his world. This second generation Canadian draws from personal experiences and the laws of magic, math and physics in an attempt to better understand moments clouded by obscurity.
With grace and wit, Keteku dissects his conversion to Islam, family dynamics while searching for light at the end of the darkness. Black Abacus is a collection of poems which interrogate our sense of self, a critique of the natural order of the universe. Ian explores the idea of African identity through his own reflection on past history and present struggles.