Decolonize the narrative!

How do we erase the idea that nestles deep

In the collective consciousness of people, that keeps

The inferiority complex of the colonized perpetuated

Is passed through generations, the shame that’s never dissipated

Three-quarters of a century spent as a nation free

Colonialism continues to feed our psyche

Where privilege, class, education synonymous remain

With English, we are conditioned to look with disdain

At our own languages, as if to express

Ourselves in the “vernacular” would make us less..

Less sophisticated, less modern, less capable

Of achievement, of being valuable

Because value is a property of that club exclusive

To which belonged our colonizers, we aspire to their way to live


Why is it so hard to change the narrative?

Why do we not more credit give

To who we are, or who we could have been

If colonization for 250 years we had not seen

So systematic was the erosion of our self-esteem

That successive generations have not been able to redeem

Our pride in our culture, pure and unadulterated

It’s time to change how our success stories are narrated..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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