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I am a white African. Contradiction in terms? I think not. Sometimes my blog will be serious; sometimes sad; sometimes irreverent; sometimes witty; always my truth simply written.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


reaches fever pitch
as the spectators wait
for the ‘indlamu’ ritual dance
to begin.  Ululations
punctuate the rowdiness
of the crowd.

of drums erupts and
the ululations reach fever pitch
as the crowd welcomes
the high-kicking Zulu warriors.
As their feet hit the ground
the earth shudders in fear.


Psyching themselves
for the mock battle ahead
they brandish
short stabbing spears,
defend with their shields,
as Shaka, King of the Zulus,
taught their ancestors.

see the regalia
see the mock fight
see the crowd

feel the earth shake
feel the energy
feel your pulse race

hear voices roar
hear Africa’s beat
hear the sound

of Zulu drums
and  Zulu feet

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