Tuesday, February 07, 2006

of tears, fire, and blood

"...Hard torches of the sun will shine for us again
They'll dry the tears in eyes and spittle on your face.
The moment when you break the chains,
the heavy fetters,
The evil cruel times will go never to come again...."
excerpt of a poem
"Dawn in the Heart of Africa"
by PATRICE LUMUMBA

ANCESTOR
PATRICE EMERY LUMUMBA
Born 1925 Crossed over 1961
First prime minister (1960-1961) of the Congo (later Zaire).
"We have seen the appalling suffering of those who had their political opinions and religious beliefs dismissed as exiles in their own country, their lot was truly worse than death. We have seen magnificent houses in the towns for the whites, and crumbling straw huts for the blacks; a black man could not go to the cinema, or a restaurant, or a shop that was meant for 'Europeans,' a black man would always travel in the lowest part of a ship, under the feet of the whites in their luxurious cabins.
And finally, who can ever forget the shooting in which so many of our brothers died; or the cells where those who refused to submit any longer to the rule of a 'justice' of oppression and exploitation were put away? "
of tears, fire, and blood
EXCERT OF FAMOUS SPEECH BY PATRICE LUMUMBA
He was ousted, seized, brutalised and humiliated publicly before being murdered secretly. Reports suggest that his remains were cut up and placed in sulfuric acid in an attempted destroy the evidence of heinous crimes .

WE POUR LIBATIONS IN HIS HONOUR
MAY THE ANCESTORS BE PLEASED WITH HIS EFFORTS

3 Comments:

Anonymous Eja said...

Ankhhara
Honour

Because he never diverted from his purpose, he is victorious. This is a truth that the ones who murder the righteous have never comprehended.

Wisdom and Strength.

10:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ankhhara,
respect

I truly believe if Patrice had not been tortured to death, the people, of the Congo, wouldn't be going through the hell they are living today

11:46 pm  
Blogger roi kwabena said...

peace

give thanks for your responses

may all these ancestral efforts be not in vain...ALARA Patrice stood up for what he knew to be true and thus his actions should be an inspiration to all of us where ever we live....

7:25 am  

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