The Orisha Talks: Tales of Lust, Love & Herstorical Memory by Tricia Alkmia Cochée

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“The Orisha Talks” is Tricia Cochée’s debut collection of poetry and prose that mixes the profane with the sacred into a delicious gumbo of poetic memoir and historical musings. A celebration of life, love, friendship, and family, despite its complications. The author, a fourth-generation Californian. Her backdrop, Black Los Angeles. Places and spaces in time, long gone but kept alive in community memory.

“There are places, friendships, relationships and events that hold space in my mind, courting my memory: the opening night of The Good Life restaurant and cultural center; Nelson Mandela speaking at the LA Coliseum; the receptions and art shows at Brockman Gallery and photography openings at the Black Gallery; The first African Marketplace and Cultural Faire; Lectures at Compton College Black Consciousness Conferences; Producing festivals at Senshin Buddhist Temple and BackStreet Galleries; and Co-founding the SWAAM (Spoken Word Art And Music) poetry lounge.”— Tricia Cochée


4 reviews for The Orisha Talks: Tales of Lust, Love & Herstorical Memory by Tricia Alkmia Cochée

  1. P. M. Fisher

    “Tricia, when is the play, mini-series, or movie, based on your book coming out?!!!

    What an amazing collection of poetry, prose, culture, spirituality, and slices inside your inner being. Tricia uses words like she dances, with twists and curves. I thoroughly enjoyed turning every page and highly recommend this book!


    The history of the Orisha as a divine force is GOOD KNOWLEDGE TO HAVE. I was fascinated by the history of Los Angeles, U.S. institutional racism, African struggle for independence, the effects of worldwide racism as well as the author’s family genealogy. It is a good read.

  3. Richard Moore

    Tricia’s book exceeded my expectations! Her unique writing style & ability to connect with her audience on several levels by sharing her experiences was refreshing….Highly recommend it to the reader who enjoys poetry, progressive thinking and the power of the pen!

  4. Margo T

    When my copy of The Orisha Talks arrived, my original intent was to briefly scan through it for a few short minutes and read whatever poem or prose I opened to…that intent was shattered. Forty-five minutes later, I realized I was captivated by the musings of Tricia Cochee. Tricia presents a compilation of informative, educational, sensual, sexy poetic taunting and prose, sprinkled with humor. It’s a delightful read that’s established her as a true mystical muse.

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