I’m ashamed :
I’m ashamed because I’m always on about being a proud African yet I know English more than my home language SeSotho.
I’m ashamed because I felt good when people from Qwaqwa said ke “ngwana wa ho tswa makgoweng”.They treated me like I was a special package.
I’m ashamed because I know a white man’s compliment means more and his invitation to a party with class would mean the world to me.
I’m ashamed because my African name embarrasses me.
I’m ashamed because my dreams,goals & fantasies falls under a white class.I want to be who I’m not suppose to be.
I’m ashamed because I know nothing about my tradition.All fancy things took my attention.
I’m ashamed because I do nothing about my shame.I’m doing nothing to protect my roots.
I’m only proud that I identified my shame & restructured my desires.
Can we know who we are & stop following a strangers foot steps !?!