I am a Dahmey Warrior!

by Dionne D. Hunter

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As an African American, have you hungered for stories about your ancestral home? Have you scoured the shelves for historical accounts depicting your ancestors as anything but enslaved people? Have you searched for literature that depicts women of African heritage as the powerful, complex, beautiful beings they are—but found only one-dimensional caricatures?

“I AM A DAHOMEY WARRIOR” is an evocative narrative poem that follows the gripping journey of a young heroin coming of age in precolonial West Africa. This vivid and eloquent story is based on a real tribe of female warriors whose fearlessness and prowess in battle have been likened to the mythical Greek Amazons for hundreds of years.

Step into the mind of a fierce African warrior’s relentless quest for justice. Immerse yourself in a profound story that faithfully illustrates your ancestors’ power, femininity, and formidable reputation. This riveting adventure not only follows an archetype of courage, honor, and sheer strength but epitomizes everything you’ve been seeking in a historical African drama.

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The Huntress pulled me closer, hugging me tightly.  She looked down at me with dark piercing eyes and said, “None of this is your fault.”  “Today you are only a child, and you did what you were able to do, Survive!”

Dionne D. Hunter


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Dionne D. Hunter, a U.S. Navy Veteran, is an accomplished writer and poet. Raised by her widowed father, she developed self-reliance and a deep pride in her African American heritage. Her love for literature led her to explore various genres, including poetry, romance, sci-fi, and horror. As a poet, Hunter found spoken word to be a powerful medium for expressing her emotions and ideals.

Hunter’s work has been featured in anthologies published by Writing Knights Press, The Poet’s Haven, and Crisis Chronicles Press and her spoken word videos have been recognized at prestigious film festivals worldwide. Additionally, she was showcased in the Equity in Art web series, where her poignant portrayals of social justice, discrimination, grief, and culture have been celebrated.

Notably her debut historical fiction story, “I AM A DAHOMEY WARRIOR!” explores a young girl’s journey in precolonial West Africa with the aid of evocative long-form poetry.

Committed to community engagement, Hunter organizes inclusive cultural events to introduce underserved communities to the transformative power of the arts. While through her poetry, she aims to resonate with diverse audiences and shed light on Africa’s history while raising awareness about the challenges faced by marginalized communities.

Blessing ‘Blessyn’ Kure


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Blessing ‘Blessyn’ Kure is an award-winning Multimedia Storyteller and Voice Artist who tirelessly works to leave the world better than she met it, one well-narrated story at a time. With almost a decade’s experience, she has enjoyed bringing words to life in English, Hausa and Pidgin English (Creole). Her clientele ranges from locally to globally renowned organisations like Adidas, AstraZeneca, Cartoon Network, Johnnie Walker, Lagos Business School, Prospa, Terawork, UKGov, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, WaterAid and WHO.

Leveraging audio-visual storytelling, she pursues her passion for creating new narratives that drive sustainable development while also travel vlogging to showcase the inherent beauty in diversity. These strides have seen her partner with stakeholders in different capacities. She was a Videos for Change Global Ambassador, a Judge for Rockefeller Foundation’s Youth Voice Awards, a Global Youth Partner with Wellbeing Women Africa, a 2022 Scholarship recipient for European Forum Alpbach, a Member of the FoodXFilm Festival’s Advisory Council, an Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Leadership Mentee and currently an Africa Alpbach Network board member.

More recently, Blessyn was awarded ‘Outstanding Spoken Word Performance’ by the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS) New York and ‘Best Documentary Narration’ by the African Podcast & Voice Awards (APVA). Her project with The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) was nominated in the ‘Storytelling category’ at the 7th Annual Shorty Impact Awards.