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Reply to "For the Sistas of AA.org"

"We don't know our names. And your name is where your ancestors are. And your ancestors are where your gods are. We were stripped of everything we needed to live here, And nothing has changed. Because we live without our ancestors.

Where are the African gods?
Did they leave us on our journey over here?
Where are the African gods?
Will we know them when they suddenly appear?
The ones dismissed with "voodoo"... "rock n' roll" ... and "all that jazz"?
And "jumbo" ... "mumbo jumbo" ... "razzmatazz" ...?
Where're the African gods who'll save us from this misery and shame?
Where are the African gods?
Will we find them while we pray in Jesus' name?
Where are the African gods that live and set us free?
We are the African gods ... you know? .... We are! ... You and me."

-Abbey Lincoln
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