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39 Sun smiles to snows Eniola Olaosebikan A stone I amA precious one To be displayed proudly Not as though for sale But as a treasureA priced one for few. I was put on display Not like the gem I was But in fetters and yokes. I was sold For the magic in my hands That turns forests Into plantations: Plantations of cotton; and of sugar. I was sold As though I was nothing Though I be everything To the One who made me And the ones who at night like entwined twigs Called me into existence. Forget me not But engrave my brothers and I Into eternityYour eternity: For the forests turned Into robust plantations And forests also turned Into strong and mighty walls 40 By my bare hands. Forget me not in history; Never write me down Or write me off. My name was Aduke Not Abigail. Aduke From the land Of beautiful and soulful sun-smiles; Not Abigail Made to appear From a place of frosted snows And snowflakes. ...

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ISBN
9780797496989
Related ISBN
9780797486164
MARC Record
OCLC
1056749179
Pages
300
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-14
Language
English
Open Access
No
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