Where I come from
art doesn’t sweat
it doesn’t put food on the table
and it doesn’t retire a good life
But this is the path I have chosen
It is like staring at a huge brick wall
hoping it would sing to me
It actually does.
You see, Africa is all it is and more. And even though we continually finger ourselves as those ‘lacking’, truth is, home never lacks; not the people, not the places, not the art.
This, is the vision of AfroBloggers; to uncover the African Writing prowess hidden in fleabags all across the blogging space, and I am privileged to be nominated by @amakalituli7 for the AfroBloggers Recognition Award.
To celebrate home, here are four (4) paintings I feel can tell our story. Each of these paintings will be accompanied by a brevity poem based on my personal interpretation (in this context) of the artwork.
is hanging on cobwebs
is our new identity
Beauty is owning ourselves
embracing our curves
in all its rich bareness
we are earth
and her music
That said and done, here are a few awesome blogs worth checking out. My nominations are in no particular order.
- Efo Dela’s ars poetica
- Amma K’s Outlet
- Josh Agaba
- Dynamically Diverse
This is how the award works:
- Once you are nominated, make a post titled CELEBRATING AFRICA WITH AFROBLOGGERS.
- Your post should share a brief on Afrobloggers and the work they are doing. Also thank and link the person who nominated you.
- Celebrate Africa in the way you feel is more appropriate and in line with your blog”s overall theme.
- Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
- Ensure all of these bloggers are of African heritage.
- Lastly, COPY these rules in the post and include the link to this original post.
It is time to rewrite Africa’s story in words that aren’t sad and gloomy, dark or gory. In a way that brings hope, and not memories of pain. In a way that paints promise and faith. In a way that gives life. And it begins with us, Afrobloggers.
All images used in this post were randomly picked from google, and as such, I do not claim ownership for any of the photos used.