Tuesday, May 31, 2016

From the archives: Poem by Ancestor Amiri Baraka

                                                                  Amiri Baraka
                                                                  art by Emory

The New Invasion of Africa
So it wd be this way
That they wd get a negro
To bomb his own home
To join with the actual colonial
Powers, Britain, France , add Poison  Hilary
With Israeli and Saudi to make certain
That revolution in Africa must have a  stopper
So call in the white people who long tasted our  blood
They would be the copper, overthrow  Libya
With some bullshit humanitarian scam
With the negro yapping to make it seem right (far  right)
But that’s how Africa got enslaved by the  white
A negro selling his own folk, delivering us to  slavery
In the middle of the night. When will you learn  poet
And remember it so you know it
Imperialism can look like anything
Can be quiet and intelligent and even  have
A pretty wife. But in the end, it is  insatiable
And if it needs to, it will take your  life.
AB 3/21/411

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