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45 Head and hands Eniola Olaosebikan You hold me tight In chains not my own Am I not a brother like you? Night and day My stomach rumbles Yet I walk, Dragged all in fetters Am I not a brother like you? You take care of animals But make meWith breath, blood Form and shape like you Pass my waste Right where I am Along with hundreds more Am I not a brother like you? And I stink for days Like a long dead big fish In a tiny pond? From my land you hold me captive In your land you make me a slave; Head buried deep In plantations not my own And hands placed In constant motion On gravel, water and sand not my own Am I not a brother like you? All I did I did against my will 46 But with sheer dedication Ensured by lashes and hunger And yet you hate my children And those born after them? Are they not men, and a brother? You tell me. ...

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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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