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Africa's people should be unchained by their own rulers and the imperialists with whom these despots happily collaborate, so that we can fly; we can invent; we can invest; we can develop our own continent.

Let me speak
Let me live
Let me speak Africa
Let me speak FREELY
Do not gag me
Do not incarcerate me
Do not chain me
To your ideology
Let me choose Africa
Let me choose FREELY
Let me speak
Let me live
Africa let me give
Of myself to you
Do not bond me
Let me fly.

Batsirai E Chigama

* Zimbabwean poet, Batsirai E Chigama, is a name largely associated with spoken word. Her work is featured in nine poetry anthologies in USA, England, Italy, New Zealand & Zimbabwe.