Free book: Motherland Poems And Other Expressions

Free book: Motherland Poems And Other Expressions

A poetry collection about Africa-a celebration-a cry for help-an expression of love. 

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By Ebele Chizea


Description:This is a collection about Africa-a celebration-a cry for help-an expression of love. Having universal appeal, this is also about life. The author hopes that the reader can experience this journey through her words and that the seeds planted in an open heart made fertile will give birth to something new.

View the Author's blog: www.afra-report.blogspot.com

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Excerpt:

Children Of The Sun
(Dedicated to all my afro-centric brothers and sisters in Africa, America and
beyond)
We were the children of Ra /living breathing temples
that housed the god-man/the true man
now subjugated/reduced to ashes
we've become the outskirts/barely making it in-land
our accomplishments stolen
robbed of its brown skin prints /given a new name
We were the children of Asis_Chukwu_Sango_
dancing to the tempo of spirit within us and all things
until categorized by the categorizers
with no attempt at understanding certain truths of existence
we became "pagan" which is just another
term for the reveries of nature who happens to be a she
chained and shipped we went from
god-man /to no-man/to his-man
We were the children of the rising sun
the breaking free from the constraints
of white hands on millennia of black traditions
we were the forerunners of the liberty promised us
only to discover /the hands that held the chains were merely switched
we are fists raised in the air/pens swinging
words coming out as slices /pricking at the brainwashed minds
that dare stifle our natural expressions
we've become a chosen exile /who unite...



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