Africa in Me ~ (For Denise)

Denise Sandy

When the first black woman

Disembarked from a slave ship

To set foot on soil we call Suriname

She brought with her the seeds

Of African culture and heritage

She planted them deep and well

So that all ancestral spirits

Of land, water and air

The Aisa, Ampuku, Kromanti

The whole black pantheon

Could be reinstated in the Amazon

I was not born in Africa

Africa was born in me

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