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Africa Speaks
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Category: 

Cultures

Publisher:  Lulu.com ISBN-10:  1411601750 Type: 
Pages: 

96

Copyright:  Sept 1 2003
Non-Fiction

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In a century where civilization rapidly takes over our time, people in search of what the future might be and rather ignoring the past, “Africa Speaks” is a collection of poems that travels back to the past in a time where slavery was part of the stock market, it explores the ways of the African people, uncovering the lost pages of history. “Africa my Africa” one of the featured poems, commerce the book by reminding readers of the great nations of Africa involved in the slave trade, while “The Children of Africa” vividly elaborate on the ways of the African children as carried forward to this day. This 96 pages of forgetting history is not only written for blacks or the descendant of former slaves, instead it is written for any who wishes to take a glimpse at the past and remind ourselves of what we have left behind instead of searching for the future when we clearly know that without the past, there is no future.

Reading this book gives you a historic, geographical, cultural, religious and psychological tour of Africa.

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Africa My Africa


Africa my Africa
Africa my motherland
Mother or Fatherland
Childless you went almost
But he that intervened
The God of all nations

Africa my Africa
Mother of nations great
Nigeria in the west
Ethiopia in the east remains
With labor pangs
You brought them forth

Africa my Africa
Father of Egypt
To the north, be so planted
And Zimbabwe, the south remains
And for Africa that mothered them all

Africa my Africa
Your discovery had brought you pains
Children and grandchildren
To the great sea you lost
Continents with them were fed

Africa my Africa
In Vain labor no more
Loose a child, but to no one
Your great nations do protect
For he shall intervene
When you cry for help


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The greatest crime of our time is that we have forgetten our history




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Reader Reviews for "Africa Speaks"

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/21/2003
congrats on your book, toris; sounds wonderful! i really would love to read it for myself! (((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, karen lynn. :D god bles you, toris!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/26/2003
Congrats on your book!



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