They say that African history is a mystery
In schools they teach little boys and girls
about Conrad but not the misery
that Leopold and Stanley
so gladly put my people through.
They show young children
that White skin is the right skin
and dark skin? Who cares?
Their goal is to keep people of color unaware
but what kind of message does that show?
Kids grow yet do not know
that some of the greatest writers and artists are beautifully Black.
What they teach in these history books lacks facts.
Wangari and Achebe have been the spark of this transformation
to see Africans and the diaspora living in a thriving healthy nation
away from the devastation, AIDS, and the overwhelming starvation
that according to Dambisa Moyo is often caused by Western donations.
The biggest challenge for Africa is education.
Change will come when truth is taught to the future generations.
For knowledge is strength
and strength gives warrant for revisions
and it is imperative as a race
that we start making our own decisions.
There should be no more divisions
for we must unite
if we want to see the future of Africa
progress and take flight!