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Crystal Tettey

Crystal Tettey
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Crystal Tettey

A well written conversation on the devastating impact of colonialism on communities, focusing more specifically on women.

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Crystal Tettey is a Malagasy/Ghanaian artist who is a member of EhaLaKasa- a group of young Spoken w... More >

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Perfection we once sought

There she goes                         2x
The girl with the broken heart
There she goes                         2x
The girl who could just not smile

Those who sucked the breasts of Africa
tell how flaccid she has become
By show of arms
they demonstrate their anger
their conscience schooled by poverty

Spit heels…cracked walls
Vectors of the journey

Perfection we once sought
In places     of nonsensical patriarchy
of the fanatic and deafening charismatic
of the superficial and lavish

Puzzling ideologies consumed us
Giving us center-stage in this circus

Perfection we once sought
Finding peace…in the art of war
Our lack of spirituality consoled by materialism
damned imperfect tactics targeting monstrous terrorists
Demons inspired by our lack of truth
the vile and the evilest propagate
where we once sought perfection

There she goes                         2x
The girl with the broken heart
There she goes                         2x
The girl who could just not smile

I see beyond the pattern of perforated walls
I see beyond the years of stunted progress and stolen peace
To the generosity of the hearts of Africa
…to the hearts of women

S.K.D Complex littered with participants from afar
shaded by bamboo and palm from Ellen’s Liberia
Drums and vociferous voices remind me of me
remind me of the struggle to bring Zion to Africa
where we once sought perfection

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