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African poetry

Vanity: A Poem by Birago Diop

Reading Time: 1 minute Birago Diop: Vanity If we tell, gently, gently, All that we shall one day have to tell, Who then will hear our voices without laughter, Sad, complaining voices of beggars, Who indeed will hear them without laughter? If we cry roughly of our torments, Ever increasing from the start of things, What eyes will watch …

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