Poems Cradled In the Horn by
This book is for every person who longs to go home but can't
because too much land and sea and war stands in between them. This book is for
the awowo whose body walks on foreign land but whose heart remains in the horn.
This book is for the little boy and little girl who grew up in a country that
always makes them prove their worth. Know that you are worthy, that you don't
owe anyone anything. Know that you are not taking up space but you belong here
just as much as anyone else. This book is for the parents who worry every time
their black children walk out the door. This books is for the prayers our
mothers pray for us. This books is for the girls who are told you cannot. You
can. You should. And you will. I did.