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A snow-capped mountain on the Equator
Standing apart, standing alone
Africa’s greatest mountain
Created by quiet rumblings from beneath
The Rift Valley scarring the surface
Shaping the landscape
The fractures below invisible
The divisions above clear
A people divided
Apportioned by foreign forces
The people apportioning blame…

an excerpt from Kilimanjaro,
a poem in Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
Copyright © knox mahlaba 2014
Author of  Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit

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