Thursday, 11 March 2010

extracted raps for hondo*

rap 5
protest in the morning
revolt in the evening
war at all hours
until this land is ours
dust is heavier than water
i'm of soil matter

rap 7
i blew the horn for hondo
freedom danced through the door
from circumcision school zambia
to sandbedded namibia
i came home in the wind
leaving the dark bushes behind
with me trusted bazooka friend...
...[i] go on my knees
give the calabash a kiss
invoking the gods of wonder
raising the creators of thunder
we afrika khawuleza kwedini

*hondo means war

extracts from horns for hondo by lesego rampolokeng (1990)