The Dedicadas is a collection of poems, each having its own mood, yet all in harmony through a shared connection: poems dedicated to the forces and beings that inspired them.
Note: The Dedicadas was shortlisted for the GAW Literary Awards and was a finalist for North Street Book Prize.
"There is a dialogue between who we are, who we were, and who we will become. Who we ought to be, who we want to become along with longing to be heard and understood. Addo’s book lovingly gives space to each of these pursuits and challenges us all along." ―Shannon Calloway | CMC Book Club | Civic Media Center
"Having read the collection, I have been changed. That is what poetry should do..." ―Ed Bedford | Coffee Time Reviews
"Addo's collection is another necessary read as we try to work through America's reckoning with racial discrimination and systemic injustice."―Carrie Honaker (writer)