say “wepa” and a stranger becomes your hermano. say “dale” and a crowd becomes your family reunion.
They too are the earth The dying distant deaths Women battling centuries Maleficent slavery
Like our last names were made of barbed wire, stripping the flesh of those trying to conquer the meanings in their mouths.
A deeply moving lyrical poem about womanhood and survival.
An African word
Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967
'Look on me and be renewed'
Just because my tongue rolls in a different way that don't mean I'm dumb... Have you had the pleasure of dancing to the rhythm of the drums?'
All through the night, my dreams would be dreams of Africa
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