I am the blood, coursing through its veins, thumping boldly, the heartbeat of Africa.
I am the sands, sweeping across its deserts, mingling in the soil of Africa.
I am the waters, raging through its rivers, quenching the thirst of Africa.
I am the air, soaring above its lands, breathing life across Africa.
I am the sighs of generations past, brutalised into slavery from the plundered homes in Africa.
I am the words, imbibed in its being, deeply etching a shared yearning, in the daughters and sons of Africa.
I am the mountains, majestic sentinels watching over the children of Africa.
I am the spirit, of ancestors long gone, enveloping the vastness of Africa.
"I am because you are"*.
I am Africa.
*- uBuntu is a South African philosophical concept that espouses “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”
A Poem by Afzal Moolla