It’s the Africa in me
that loves the forest in which I wake,

that sees and hears its fauna and flora and revels in their names.

It’s the Africa in me

that you hear in my spirited conversation,

that shakes my shoulders as I sob my sorrows

or laugh my insides, inside-out.

It’s the Africa in me

that keeps me reading poetry deep into the night

and causes me to stroke the sinuous muscles of my striped, domestic cat

and kiss the muzzle of my gently nickering horse.

It’s the Africa in me

that has taught me how to love

and patches up the fragments of my soul after each disaster

and renews my zeal and increases my understanding

in preparation for the next onslaught.

It’s the Africa in me

that has carried me

from my first baby breath

and will support me to my very last.

I am truly a child born of Africa.


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OluwaTosin is a Writer, Blogger and Poet.

She is also Contributor at Core Magazine.


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I am the Founder and Executive Editor of Core Magazine. I hold a Bachelors Degree in History and International Studies from Bowen University. I am the Author of "DARE TO RESEARCH". I have written and published over 16 Academic Research Articles. I believe in an ideal that all persons irrespective of their race, class or status can influence the society with creative writings and constructive thoughts to the point where they can succeed and develop their skills to seize rare opportunities.

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