Deborah-Fay Nontokozo

'Arise, Africa arise
Let the world see your beauty
Let them note your strength
And know that though brow beaten
You will stand undefeated...'

Poor Africans
Are impressed with their charm
And are happy when they say
“We are doubling aid to Africa”
Women ululating
We wait for their benevolence
Which like Godot never arrives...'