Candace 2/A Profile.
Article Type: Poem
Author: Askia
Pub Date: 12/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 306754434
Full Text: Askia M. Toure' is an activist, Africana Studies pioneer, an award-winning poet, and the author of eight books, including "DawnSongl, winner of the 2003 Stephen Henderson Award in Poetry. He is also an American Book Award Winner, 1989. He lives in Boston, and is a member of the African-American Master Artists-in-Residency Program (AAMARP) in African-American Studies at Northeastern University, Boston. He can be contacted at:
Candace 2/A Profile
   She was Sheba; dred-locked,
   prognathous, pristine, lovely,
   this unique, spring morning,
   filling these moments with
   sunlight. Primal rhythms sang
   from swaying hips, counter-pointing
   her sacredness: dusky sibyl
   implying Amharic grandeur, unsung
   for millennia upon our human
   tongues. But time was upon us that
   instance, and she its awakening
   agent: prima donna nilotic, blessed
   with brilliant smiles against erotic bronze.
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