I Am

I am Woman
Fashioned from his rib,
Yet carried his greatness inside me.
I am Woman
I am Black
Skin like soot, mocked and ridiculed,
Yet stronger, richer, in culture and beauty.
I am Black
I am Africa
‘Home of the monkeys’ they say,
Yet find their wealth beneath my soils.
I am Africa
And you who questioned me
Who are you?

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