Mother Africa (or One Woman’s Story)


They say that she was a mess before they invaded and colonised. Did you see what she was doing to herself? It was self-harm, it was savage, it was depraved. So they thought they’d make it right and make her good. So they made her what they were, assuming they knew more about her than she knew about herself. Intimidated by her origins and her unteachable power, they sent her out as fragments of a woman, divided against and lost to herself. Her filthy history had been cleaned up and given a Christian name. Or so they thought. So they hoped. So they ignorantly believed.

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