Most freedom movements are unfinished projects. The declarative moment of ending an oppression is not the same as actually ending it.

Beneath the euphoria and jubilation at the declaration, out of sight, the oppression takes new form and returns.
At some point during a long and arduous fight for an ideal, the possibility of compromise comes in, is gradually welcomed and accepted, embraced. Because fighting is tiring and a short rest seems innocuous, at first.
As the new forms of oppression become obvious, take root, we slowly begin to notice them. Be burdened under them. Like hamsters on a wheel, we take up arms in a new form of freedom movement to begin the cycle of unfinished projects. All over again.
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African woman, lawyer, teacher, poet and researcher. Singer of songs, writer of words, very occasional dancer of dances. I seek new ways of interpreting the African experience within our consciousness to challenge static ideology.

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