Category Archives: race&culture

My story

The ground upon which I stand its spirit haunts me like a child whose cries demand attention to fulfil her need I become a hollow reed through which they speak a conduit for those whose voices are too weak their … Continue reading

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Habit of Surviving

The black woman feels feels deeply pretends she doesn’t care about what people say about society, perception of her about black men who enslave her with his love weightless words unfulfilled promises Black woman feels feel deeply keep a tight … Continue reading

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Squirm

A wall goes up When you mention that word A word I hard But like I’ve never heard It’s a word That takes flight like a bird Flutters in my stomach Makes me squirm like a gas attack Why do … Continue reading

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Our Journey to this Land

They came we gave they took bodies in dank dark ships days in a daze rolled into nights danced in a maze Across the oceans To foreign shoes Shores with doors Door of no return Return no more Doors slammed … Continue reading

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Call me Black

Call me black say it see – I’m not hurt I feel acknowledged present   Call me Black say it I know you’re not racist I know   Call me Black not brown, not coloured not negro no sugarcoating I … Continue reading

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The little girl who wanted to be white

When Zizi’s daughter Sammy came home one evening and demanded that she wanted white skin instead of black skin Zizi was flabberghasted ane didn’t know how to respond to the child. Did she do something wrong in raising her was … Continue reading

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