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A Celebration of Bessie Head

As I read Ama Ata Aidoo’s poem, I kept thinking how appropriate her words were for many of the global women of color whose books I have been reading.

Come
benevolently,
Dear Fresh Spirit,

that rejoining
The Others,
you can tell them
now more than ever,

do we need
the support
the energy

to create
recreate and
celebrate…

nothing more
absolutely
nothing less.

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1 Comment

  1. A profound poem by Ama Ata Aidoo made more poignant by the very life that Bessie Head was subjected to and for what she stood for.

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