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Mama birthed me
The sound of her labor echoed
From Koinadugu to Yengema
Akin to Kora strings tapped by her fingers
The sounds of the drums beat daily
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Malian melodies sounding in the eardrums of a dancing Moussou
Carrying me on her back

-Akindele Decker

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