IRENE by Stefn Sylvester

You are black, You are wise, You are beautiful, Of creativity are you full. When you dance Wriggling your curves From West to North They stare like morons Lost in your Eastern prowess – Irene. In your eyes I see Ohafia dancers Chanting war cries Dancing frenzy to the tune...

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BLACK! by Oluwatosin Kolawole

The radiantly shiny skin appeals to all Some call it the coal-tar-like. Others liken it to a charcoal… It’s her colour; black! Sometimes, she’s molested; called names, scorned- Called a stain… But feels glad with such embalmed colour, Distinct; unique. It is her pride, one she can’t let go She...

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AFRICA by El Sane Ken Silencer

Africa. I know of this pretty-natured woman Created with dark complexion Whose heart is über white and smiles Blessed with many blessings … Many daughters and sons as known Has Africa, in renown And many others Africa has produced greater… But the children hated their mother’s colour And her culture...

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TRADITION (ÀṢÀ): Lawal Segun Musbau

Under the mango tree Smiles greeted their faces The pangs of labour The lady to be be a mother The child has is coming The cries of the pain to be born Water lost, blood escape Ancestors have been reborn Infant with no hope than to survive Is called back...

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