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Ode to Keisha - Digital Comic

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Ode to Keisha is an autobiographical comic about friendship, racism, and identity. In this 18-page comic, Jamila recounts her Kindergarten friendship with Keisha, and why this bond was fundamental in shaping her concept of sisterhood. Trinidad’s beautiful black and white illustrations tenderly convey how racism and shared culture impacted the budding friendship between these two 5-year old Black girls living in The Netherlands.

Ode to Keisha was originally created and published by Versal for their VERSO/ subscription box. 


Nominated for Best Comic by the Ignatz Awards 2022

Best Writer by Broken Frontier Awards 2021

The Very Best Comics of 2021 | The Nerdist

Press & Reviews

Ode to Keisha – Jamila Rowser and Trinidad Escobar Give Us a Quietly Powerful Tale of Childhood Friendship, Race and Identity | Broken Frontier

Ode to Keisha Review | Buy Why Tho?

Interview: Jamila Rowser’s “Ode to Keisha” | Women Write About Comics