Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

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Anne Moraa

Featured Poem:

To Artists and Producers

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To artists, producers, and lyricists
I know how to wine slow wine
And wine up
If you take the time to wine and dine me
So step up
See I dance along
And bounce along
To the raging beats of these banging songs
But the words to the songs are just
All
Wrong
I do not want you to smack that all on the floor
Smack that till I get sore
Smack that
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh

I will not drop it low boy
Drop it drop it
Low boy
Nor will I shake that ass and watch myself
Shake that
And show you what I’m working with
Do not tell me to shake what my mamma gave me
You see my mamma gave me wits and smarts and class
Do not talk about my mamma if you are talking about ass
And talking about class
I will not call you big poppa
Pappie
Or daddy
Cant you see how sick that it is really?
I don’t care about your sex room
Or that invented sex Mr Flinstone
Because quite frankly Id rather be with the one who perfected sex
Or at the very least gets that sex is more than a quick fix for a whatever conflicts and complexes that you cannot quite fix
See I can tell that
Though you have such a big ego
Mmmmm
Its not big
Its not wide
Its not strong
Its not thick
You’re not much
You’re not tough
And you talk like this but you cannot back it up
I am looking for that love sex magic
And I don’t think that you can quite hack it
For this African queen
Girl of your dreams is really that
So the next time you write those lyrics
And drop that beat
Try and do it with a little more
R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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  • Hope (1)
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  • Fear (1)
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Biography

Anne Moraa is first and foremost a writer. A powerful spoken word artist, she has won several competions (Slam Africa, Kwani Open Mic) and has performed pieces at major festivals (Kwani Litfest, StoryMoja Hay Festival).

Her strong feminist perspective and willingness to challenge norms led to commissioned performances on gender and sexuality, including the 2013 “Festivale CulturElles” at Alliance Francaise. A law graduate, she writes fiction prose as well as scripts, social commentary and basically anything she can get her hands on.

Anne Moraa

anne new
anne new

Biography

Anne Moraa is first and foremost a writer. A powerful spoken word artist, she has won several competions (Slam Africa, Kwani Open Mic) and has performed pieces at major festivals (Kwani Litfest, StoryMoja Hay Festival).

Her strong feminist perspective and willingness to challenge norms led to commissioned performances on gender and sexuality, including the 2013 “Festivale CulturElles” at Alliance Francaise. A law graduate, she writes fiction prose as well as scripts, social commentary and basically anything she can get her hands on.

Featured Poem:

To Artists and Producers

Enlarge poem

To artists, producers, and lyricists
I know how to wine slow wine
And wine up
If you take the time to wine and dine me
So step up
See I dance along
And bounce along
To the raging beats of these banging songs
But the words to the songs are just
All
Wrong
I do not want you to smack that all on the floor
Smack that till I get sore
Smack that
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh

I will not drop it low boy
Drop it drop it
Low boy
Nor will I shake that ass and watch myself
Shake that
And show you what I’m working with
Do not tell me to shake what my mamma gave me
You see my mamma gave me wits and smarts and class
Do not talk about my mamma if you are talking about ass
And talking about class
I will not call you big poppa
Pappie
Or daddy
Cant you see how sick that it is really?
I don’t care about your sex room
Or that invented sex Mr Flinstone
Because quite frankly Id rather be with the one who perfected sex
Or at the very least gets that sex is more than a quick fix for a whatever conflicts and complexes that you cannot quite fix
See I can tell that
Though you have such a big ego
Mmmmm
Its not big
Its not wide
Its not strong
Its not thick
You’re not much
You’re not tough
And you talk like this but you cannot back it up
I am looking for that love sex magic
And I don’t think that you can quite hack it
For this African queen
Girl of your dreams is really that
So the next time you write those lyrics
And drop that beat
Try and do it with a little more
R-E-S-P-E-C-T

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (3)
  • Pride (6)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (1)
  • Inspiration (1)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (2)
  • Peace (2)
  • Amusement (1)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (1)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (2)
  • Fear (1)
  • Jubilation (1)

Comments

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