Power-hungry strongmen give Africa a bitter taste of liberty
2 months ago, 3 Jan 01:00
With the start of a new year, I have found myself increasingly thinking about my motherland continent: “Africa My Africa”. “Africa My Africa” is the title of a famous poem by a famous poet – David Diop – a French West African negritudist, who was born in Southern France. It is one of the poems that have stayed with me since my high school days, when I read the poem for the first time and have forever been touched by its nostalgic sentimentality. Diop died young (1927–1960), but his poetry rings ...
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