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
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.