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Africa my africa poem

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  • 1. Africa my Africa
  • 2. Africa my Africa
  • 3. Africa of proud warriors inancestral savannahs.
  • 4. Africa of whom my grandmothersings
  • 5. On the banks of the distantriver, I have never known you
  • 6. But your blood flows in my veins.
  • 7. Your beautiful black body thatirrigates the fields.
  • 8. The blood of your sweat
  • 9. The sweat of your work, the workof your slavery.
  • 10. Africa, tell me Africa
  • 11. Is this you, this back that isbent, this back that breaks
  • 12. Under the weight of humiliation
  • 13. This back trembling with redscars
  • 14. And saying no to the whip underthe midday sun, but a gravevoice answers me
  • 15. Splendidly alone amidst whiteand faded flowers
  • 16. This is your Africa springing upanew
  • 17. Springing uppatiently, obstinately
  • 18. Whose fruit bit by bitacquires, the bitter taste ofliberty

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