THE LAND OF MY BIRTH

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THE LAND OF MY BIRTH

©Chimeucheya Macinnocent

Africacomp
Harvard University / “People’s Atlas of Africa,” ed. Marc Leo Felix

Africa,

The land of my fathers and ancestors

That holds my bloodied umbilical cords

The land that is farther than my eyes sees

Africa, bounded by sandy deserts, forests and wavy seas

Am proud that I come from and belongs to you

In you, are embedded histories of my birth and youth

The land of the Wollofs, Yorubas, Berbers and Zulus

Igbos, Hausas, Mandigos, Masais, Hutus, Tutsis and Bantus

Numerous tongues, different languages and beautiful cultures

Smiling skies, dancing trees, lands you nurture

The land of great warriors, fighters, technology wizards

You have been brutalized, colonized and apartheid

Your seeds are scattered abroad in diverse and distance lands

Representing Africa in different ways they can

One day I will tell my descendants, with all my heart

Wonderful tales of Africa, the land of my birth.


AFRICA, OUR HOME, OUR ROOTS

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