Heritage Day: South Africa 24th September 2021
Amazing words shared.
South Africa: Heritage Day 2021.
The Winds of Africa.
A poem by Afzal Moolla.
I am the winds of Africa.
I am the winds whispered to by the ancients of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela,
the winds that have heard the murmurs of the ancestors at Great Zimbabwe.
I am the winds resting at Mapungubwe,
I am the winds of the Upemba,
I am the winds above Giza,
I am the winds of the Djenné-Djenno,
I am the winds of the Songhai,
I am the winds of the Numidia,
I have breathed across these lands,
these lands have breathed into me.
I have witnessed colonialists carving up my continent,
I have heard screams of mothers and children,
I have seen the slave-ships set sail,
I carry the memories of my people manacled, and bound in chains.
I have heard the shrieks of my people,
I have seen my lands plundered,
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