Arise, Afrika arise! - Jabulani Mzinyathi

siphoning our raw materials still
while in abject poverty we wallow
taking away our gold, diamonds and platinum
while we adorn our bodies with fake jewellery

propagating their anglophone ideas
spreading their francophone thinking
somewhere lusophone ideas held supreme
african philosophies on the dung heap

the poisoned and stunted present crop
choosing to forget marcus mosiah garvey
choosing to forget kwame nkrumah
choosing to remove reggae from airwaves

that dream should now bear fruit
these chasms have to be bridged
the senseless bickering should now end
africa with mud and spittle get your sight
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