Gcobani Istovic Kamana

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My Heritage - Poem by Gcobani Istovic Kamana

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African Spirituality
Is not about philosophy
But we as Africans
Have to believe
In Ancestral Spirits

Xhosa's will never abandon;
[Ulwaluko] Custom of circumcision,
[Imbeleko] Ceremony of initiation into life,
[Umdudo] Ceremony of initiation into marriage.

So every nation has to practice
It's heritage with respect

But mark my words;
Once you reject your rite relatives,
Twice you neglect your traditional ceremonies.

The wrath of ancestors
Will bring down retribution
Upon you, your home and family

So heritage is the route
To your future

Heritage are the keys
That you must embrace for your future


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 8, 2011


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