Wednesday, 17 May 2017 23:14

And We Africans

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 We Africans are what the non-Africans give names

They systematically, categorically, intuitively label us as midnight

A people conceived in heart of darkness, in mind of obscurity

A land characterized as darkness, dimness, shadow, gloom


But we know, yes we know, and we sabee quite alright

We say, yes we say, and we say again, again, O Lord

That Heavens have blessed us, impregnated us with

Riches Non Africans are fighting for ceaselessly dying over


Man, didn’t you hear, and don’t you understand

That Onye nwe anyi ( Lord o f Afrika) doth bless us

With natural  resources richer than the Milky Way?

We’re embroiled, perpetually entangled in skirmishes


Oh oh  hutu-tutsi genocides, boko haram, missing schoolgirls

Presidency absent for 51 days, light no dey, rice na wahala

We’ve fallen for many false lovers, ravaged by cruel rapists

Abandoned by non-Africans, left for dead on baking sands

Oh! Oh! Why? Oh! Oh! 


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James Agazie Ed D

A retired college Professor  with educational backgrounds in law (JD) education (Ed.D, MA) counseling,( MS) and and mathematics.  Write on topics dealing with Nigerian families, marriages, education, and employment.