Saturday, June 25, 2011



-Agostinho Neto-

Fear in the air!
On each street corner
vigilant sentries light incendiary glances
in each house.
Hasty replacement of the old bolts
of the doors.
In each conscience
seethes the fear of listening to itself.
History is to be told anew!

Fear in the air!
It happens that I
humble man,
still more humble
in my dark skin
come back to Africa,
to myself
with dry eyes. 

The late Agostinho Neto, Freedom Fighter, leader of MPLA and the first President of free Angola, ranks among the greatest poets of modern Africa

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