Like our last names were made of barbed wire, stripping the flesh of those trying to conquer the meanings in their mouths.
say “wepa” and a stranger becomes your hermano. say “dale” and a crowd becomes your family reunion.
Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967
A deeply moving lyrical poem about womanhood and survival.
'Look on me and be renewed'
An African word
Side by side with histories' ghosts. Still.
A video essay on the spoken word poetry that changed my life.
Africa's relationship with the rest of the world is marked by silence
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