Teacher: Nigeria means NIGGER AREA. Spell it.
Teacher: River Niger means NIGGER river. Spell it.
Ghana was named Gold Coast.
The people were smart enough
Hey, world out there
I hunker down here
and hail you, dear friend,
for we now live in the world
of virtual friends
but you can’t hug anymore.
We live in a new world.
If the road is bad
If the oil is crude
export them for refining
If the schools are bad
If there is a food shortage
If there is no pipe-borne water
African Logic of Love
This message is for young people.
And those young at heart.
Do Africans have original ideas about love and romance?
Captive No More
What you are reading is not poetry. It is not fiction. It is my true family history.
I am an ascendant from slavery. Yes.
It means I am a descendant of enslaved bodies. Yes.
Inside me, they locked iron collars,
leg fetters, and hand lockers. Yes.
Yes. Does it sound weird? Yes.
Slavery was real in Africa. Yes
Africa was the Ground Zero of slavery. Yes.