Second fiddle

Far too often, development in Africa

Looks like a knock off of progress made in other parts of the world,

Ideas that percolated in foreign minds

That were tried and tested on (and for) foreign soils

Only to be cut and pasted

In a different context

For different minds

Different soil.

Learning how others have made progress in other places

Shouldn’t mean coming home

To hold people hostage to the ideals of another place,

Always using another culture as a reference book

For our own.

We will always play second fiddle

When singing another man’s song-

It’s about time

We played our own.


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