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Poem: The African Child Will Dance

May 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm | Lifestyle

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May 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm | Lifestyle

Natasha Muhoza

An Economic Development college student now based in the United States, 22-year-old Natasha Muhoza (pictured) of Rwanda recently released an African pride-filled poem called “The African Child Will Dance,” featured below.

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The self-described “writer, poet & artivist/womanist and Rwandanist-Africanist Lawyer-in-Training” recently spoke about her love of her homeland, after having one of her poems featured in a collection.

About the importance of writing poetry, Muhoza said, “I carry with me a sense of duty to my country and I have a natural inclination toward literary works.

“Writing is the best way I can live with myself.”

In “The African Child Will Dance,” Muhoza describes the Africa she knows:

We speak of you, Mamaland
What our Ancestors have said of you

We dance to your drumbeat
Hills, rivers, lakes, and farms  

All that tell of your story

The music in our streets, markets, and malls… 
Taxis and motos

All that tell of your story

We are told to sing,
We are told to tell that the African child shall dance

This is the wealth of our home

Watch Muhoza perform “African Child” here:

 

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