ADICHIE

I’ve met the Americanah girl
Who speaks using thick African accent
She walks tall, and talks for all
She also has a thing around her neck
I hear it’s a totem from where she comes from
A place where the sun is yellow and halved.

She beautifully adorns her Afro hair
With a mesmerising purple hibiscus
Because of her love for Biafra
For one world, and you in America
I’ve heard her speak too
About the danger of a single story
And why we should all be feminist
I can still hear her paced voice
Ringing aloud in my head
And bouncing around in the world
Where we digest words before food.

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An ardent poet and writer for the past 15 years, Adeolu Emmanuel Adesanya, the author of poetry collection titled "Why Ask Why" obtained the degree of Bachelor of Education from the prestigious University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Master of Science in Business Management from the University of Wales in Cardiff, and currently a doctoral candidate of the University of Wales. He is widely published in several international anthologies and journals.

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