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