A poem about the saddening and depressing state I find myself in anytime I think about my country. HOME: Let me speak of this This self I am My skin, my origin For life has a tale of me Black blood formed Formed to make me In a land where we are lost I find … Continue reading A Voice from Nigeria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aYvRuQpYok A modern poem sent to us by Laju Ereyitomi Oyewoli, in the style of a traditional praise of one’s own clan. The Itsekiri people live in Nigeria’s Niger Delta area and traditionally refer to their land as the Kingdom of Iwerre. The area is a key centre of Nigeria’s crude oil and natural gas … Continue reading A Voice from Nigeria
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